28 April 2020 – Reinforced statutory liability protections for health care workers

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Virginia
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam

Overview: Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Sixty, which reinforces certain existing statutory liability protections for Virginia healthcare workers.
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856370-en.html

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Due to COVID-19, public and private healthcare providers are operating with limited resources and may be forced to serve patients outside of conventional standards of care.