Advises hospitals and nursing homes that they should use the Maryland Board of Nursing’s March 2020 flexibilities to use unlicensed individuals as health care extenders and to perform nursing support tasks with appropriate training and supervision.
Suspends the COMAR requirement for a practicum for community health worker students and allows a CHW student to substitute it with employment as a CHW
Recommends that hospitals use their community health workers to extend care.
Tells hospitals that they should use the Hospital Association’s Chesapeake Registry to fill their staffing needs
Recommends cancelling non-essential time off for staff through January 31, 2021 and that hospitals look at addressing staff barriers to work
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