Civil Immunity Protections Extended to Illinois Health Professionals with Gov.’s Executive Order
April 7, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order (EO) extending civil immunity protections to healthcare professionals and healthcare volunteers working in healthcare facilities rendering assistance to combat the COVID-19 pandemic as defined by the order.
This means that certain healthcare facilities, healthcare professionals, and healthcare volunteers are immune from civil liability for any injury or death alleged to have been caused by an act or omission by the facility, professional or volunteer while providing care to patients.
Our friends at the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) partnered exclusively with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association to persuade the administration to take this action. Kudos to them!