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FILE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gives opening remarks at the Federalist Society Annual Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, on Thursday, November 14, 2019. FILE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives opening remarks at the Federalist Society Annual Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., in November 2019.

Navigating the gray line between an essential and nonessential workers amid the coronavirus pandemic is difficult, lawyers told the Daily Business Review in interviews Monday. Hospitals and health care businesses must understand the services that hybrid employees are allowed to provide. Otherwise, they expose themselves to liability if a health care practitioner becomes infected with the coronavirus.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that prohibits hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, dental, orthodontic and endodontic offices, and other health care practitioners in Florida from providing medically unnecessary or nonurgent procedures and surgeries that if delayed, would not place the patient at risk.

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Michael A. Mora

Michael primarily covers litigation in South Florida for the Daily Business Review. You can contact him by email: [email protected]

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