New Jersey restarts elective procedures

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy allowed elective procedures to resume in the state May 26, JDSupra reports.

What you should know:

1. The state outlined guidance for ASCs and hospitals to resume procedures. Facilities must take steps to protect patients and healthcare workers from getting exposed to COVID-19 by following state and CDC guidelines.

2. Facilities can only resume procedures if they have a downward trajectory of COVID-19 cases, and ASCs must train their staff on the proper use of personal protective equipment and infection prevention practices.

3. Facilities also need to establish a way to prioritize and schedule cases. All cases will be reviewed by a site-based governance group to ensure consistency in rescheduling.

4. Facilities must also ensure they have enough PPE to protect workers and patients.

View other requirements here.

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