15 May 2020 – Enforcement of telehealth regulations suspended

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: UT
Lead People/Agency: Govenor Gary R. Herbert

Overview: Executive Order 2020-23 rescinds and replaces Executive Order 2020-07 and suspends enforcement of Statutes relating to Telehealth Services. This order also suspends enforcement of Statutes relating to updating citations.
Full details here: https://rules.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/Utah-Executive-Order-No.-23.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic
Evidence/Justification: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines encouraging healthcare facilities to use Telehealth services to reduce in-person healthcare visits and to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses”