EO #202 – Extended until June 6, 2020 by EO #202.28

Jackie Pappalardi and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

The attached NYSDOH COVID 19 Diagnostic Sampling Training is intended to train licensed and unlicensed individuals in New York State in the collection of specimens for SARS-CoV-2 testing in order to facilitate the public health response to the COVID-19 outbreak

EO #202.28 Allows the Temporary Suspension and Modification of Education law to permit unlicensed individuals, upon completion of training deemed adequate by the Commissioner of Health, to collect throat or nasopharyngeal swab specimens from individuals suspected of being infected by COVID-19, for purposes of testing; and to the extent necessary to permit non-nursing staff, upon completion of training deemed adequate by the Commissioner of Health, to perform tasks, under the supervision of a nurse, otherwise limited to the scope of practice of a licensed or registered nurse.

Temporary Suspension and Modification of Education law and Regulations to permit individuals who meet the federal requirements for high complexity testing to perform testing for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in specimens collected from individuals suspected of suffering from a COVID-19 infection.

Temporary Suspension and Modification of Education law and Regulations to permit physicians and certified nurse practitioners to issue a non-patient specific regimen to nurses or any such other persons authorized by law or by executive order to collect throat or nasopharyngeal swab specimens from individuals suspected of suffering from a COVID-19 infection, for purposes of testing, or to perform such other tasks as may be necessary to provide care for individuals diagnosed or suspected of suffering from a COVID-19 infection.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20