20 March 2020 – Certain regulations suspended to allow continued access to pharmacies

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Texas
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he is temporarily suspending certain regulations to ensure that Texans will have continued access to their pharmacists as the state responds to COVID-19.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-regulations-to-support-pharmacy-operations-allow-telephonic-consultations

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: As Texas responds to the COVID-19 challenge, we are doing all we can to minimize disruptions to daily life and continue the essential services that Texans need, said Governor Abbott.” Pharmacists are vital, and suspending these regulations will allow them to focus on serving their patients.”