Letter from HHS Secretary Azar to Governors

March 27, 2020

HHS Secretary Azar sent a letter to all state Governors on March 24, 2020 urging them to take certain actions to expand the health care workforce in response to the coronavirus. These actions include relaxing scope of practice for professionals and allowing professionals to practice in a state even if they are licensed in other states. Between the Senate’s passage of SB 150 and the recent actions of Governor Beshear and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky has already taken many of the steps recommended by the Secretary.

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