Jim Vokal’s Statement on COVID-19 Health Care Licensing Executive Order

Jim Vokal’s Statement on COVID-19 Health Care Licensing Executive Order

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute

Letter: Download file Health Care Licensing During COVID-19

Contact: Adam Weinberg

(402) 500-0209

Statement: Jim Vokal on the Health Care Licensing Emergency Executive Order

This is a statement by Platte Institute Chief Executive Officer Jim Vokal on Nebraska Executive Order 20-10,  which waives certain licensing restrictions for medical personnel during the state of emergency for COVID-19:

“In the current state of emergency, policymakers are witnessing a life and death example of how Universal Recognition of professional licensing from other states can improve essential services and provide opportunities for more professionals to enter Nebraska's workforce. The Platte Institute commends the Ricketts administration for this timely executive action and we would like to encourage the Legislature to review the successful regulatory reforms that serve Nebraskans in this crisis and work to make them permanent policies once the state of emergency is lifted,” said Vokal.

A previous letter from the Platte Institute in support of the policy behind Executive Order 20-10 is attached. 

Platte Institute staff members are available for comment on this topic. To schedule an interview, please contact Adam Weinberg at (402) 500-0209 or aweinberg@platteinstitute.org

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