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Guide to Reopening Your Practice During COVID-19

Debbie Kane Hill, MBA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager

Updated May 18, 2020: As officials relax some COVID-19 restrictions and you begin to reopen your practice, be mindful that transitions may occur in phases. If there is a resurgence of the virus, you will need to reassess the process and adapt. If disease transmission slows further, authorities may lift additional restrictions.

The following checklist is provided as part of our commitment to serving you as you care for all of us. Lists are categorized by administrative (both office and personnel), environment of care, patient management, and elective surgery considerations. Since there is no one-size-fits-all approach to reopening any practice, we encourage you to adapt this tool to your practice’s needs.

You can also download a printable version of the checklist.

The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.


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