AMA gives guidance for physicians reopening practices

Alan Condon -   Print  |

The American Medical Association on May 4 provided guidance for physicians reopening medical practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four practice reopening tools for physicians:

Ensure state and federal government compliance: The AMA recommends reviewing guidelines of local, state and federal authorities to ensure compliance with updated orders relating to the pandemic.

Develop a plan for opening your practice: Plans should include details for supplying the office with personal protective equipment, suggestions for disinfecting regimens and staff scheduling protocols.

Install new safety protocols: New measures should be implemented to ensure the safety of clinicians, patients and staff. Practices should enforce social distancing, minimize interactions between patients and staff and limit the volume of individuals in the facility.

Review medical liability, privacy and confidentiality policies related to COVID-19: Physicians should review new legal scenarios related to COVID-19, including how to maintain health-related privacy, confidentiality and data security to protect COVID-19 employee testing results.

Read the AMA's full guidance on reopening medical practices here.

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