As Florida faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Society of Neurology would like to offer our support and encouragement to Florida neurologists trying to deal with sick patients, making hospital rounds, and trying to secure childcare as well.
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STATEMENT BY FLORIDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT RONALD L. GIFFLER, MD, JD, MBA, RELATED TO GOV. DESANTIS’ RECOMMENDATION TO ALLOW ELECTIVE MEDICAL PROCEDURES IN FLORIDA
(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Florida Medical Association (FMA) President Ronald F. Giffler, MD, JD, MBA, today offered the following statement related to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ announcement that elective medical procedures will be allowed in Florida. This recommendation was unveiled as part of the Governor’s ‘Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery’ and under Phase 1 beginning Monday, May 4.
“On behalf of our more than 25,000 members, the Florida Medical Association is pleased Gov. Ron DeSantis today announced that elective medical procedures will now be allowed in Florida. This is welcomed news as many patients have had to delay much needed treatment and care due to Executive Order 20-72 prohibiting patients with chronic kidney disease, certain cancer, cardiac bypass and congestive heart failure and those needing joint surgeries to alleviate chronic pain, to receive care.
“While the state has understandably focused on the immediate needs of fighting COVID-19, it is imperative that we not ignore a potential second crisis: a wave of emergencies and fatalities among the people delaying care or going untreated.
“Thank you to the Governor in developing these recommendations so Florida patients may continue to access the high-quality health care services they need.”