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Georgia Executive Order Leaves Questions About Civil Immunity for Private Practice Physicians During the Pandemic

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp yesterday issued a broad-reaching executive order purporting to expand the definition of which healthcare providers are engaged in emergency management activity and therefore have civil immunity during the declared pandemic. Unfortunately, the order is not clear about whether that immunity extends to private practicing physicians and their practices. The order, including the relevant “Healthcare” section on pp. 18-21, can be found here.