Virginia Governor Signs Civil Immunity Executive Order

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam yesterday entered an executive order clarifying existing state law that healthcare providers and practices responding to a stated public health emergency—including COVID-19—are immune from certain civil liability from medical malpractice, absent “gross negligence or willful misconduct.” The text of the order, “Clarification of Certain Immunity From Liability for Healthcare Providers in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),” is available here.

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