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    Maryland Commission on Kidney Disease

    Commission News

    Governor's Orders, MDH Order, guidance and letters
    1. 1/18/2023: AMENDED SECRETARY'S ORDERS All orders are extended to April 18, 2023 or when the federal Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is terminated, whichever condition comes first.
      Amended Vaccination Matters Order
      Amended Nursing Home Matters Order
      Amended Various Health Care Matters Order
    2. Proclamation: Declares a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency.
    3. Healthcare Matters.
    4. EMS Workforce Order: Authorizes certain actions by MIEMSS to augment healthcare workforce.
    5. Updated MDH Provider Bulletin: Per FDA, expands booster/additional dose eligibility and other technical amendments.

    • 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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