Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order, which temporarily suspends licensing and regulation requirements for emergency medical services.
The order is already in effect, and will remain in place, until the “State of Emergency” Declaration is lifted.
Governor Whitmer stated “Our paramedics are on the front lines every day helping us mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, and we must do everything we can to help them do their jobs efficiently and effectively. Given the rapid increase in Michiganders who require emergency medical treatment and the scarcity of medical supplies and PPE, it’s important we give emergency medical services the ability to respond flexibly to these new challenges. I will also continue to work around the clock to secure more PPE for our first responders and health care professionals across the state. We will get through this together.”
As a result of the order, annual, random inspections of life support vehicles and agencies, will be suspended. Inspections will still be carried out, if a vehicle or agency is believed to be out of compliance.
The order also allows extensions of licenses and certifications.