Proclamation to Renew the State of Emergency - May 13, (PDF) through June 11
See the SJC (Law Court) COVID-19 alerts website for updates. Contact a librarian for a copy of any superseded order which results in an link error.
Implements temporary changes to various sections of the MaineCare Benefits Manual (MBM) in order to expedite and improve access to medical care for MaineCare members in light of the substantial public health threat posed by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Department shall seek and anticipates receiving approval of those changes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) retroactive to March 18, 2020.
To expedite and improve access to medical care for MaineCare members due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) this rule removes the MaineCare Benefits Manual (MBM), Ch. I Section 4, “Telehealth Services”, blanket prohibition against providers utilizing telehealth to deliver services under the MBM, Ch. II Section 80, Pharmacy Services.
Authorizing the April 23 hearing regarding milk prices to be held remotely by telephonic conference due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency closure of the coastal waters of the state to the fishing for or taking of elvers to protect public health as authorized by 12 MRS §6171-A. Effection March 29, 2020.
During any state of civil emergency declared by the Governor related to the COVID-19 virus, no pharmacist will be required to be physically present to prepare drugs for delivery, provided that such drugs are prepared by either an advanced practice registered nurse, a registered professional nurse, or a licensed practical nurse who is: 1) licensed by the State Board of Nursing; 2) licensed by the board as a pharmacy technician; and 3) explicitly designated by the pharmacist in charge to prepare drugs in the absence of a pharmacist.
April 4, 2020