Under an executive order from Governor Kevin Stitt, regulations have been lifted on both telemedicine and licensing for health professionals from other states.
Gov. Stitt’s decision also allows all medical providers to perform health care services using telemedicine. Now, vulnerable patients are better able to access care remotely, reducing potential exposure to COVID-19.
Gov. Stitt’s decision to expand telemedicine services will reduce the burden on Oklahoma’s health system and improve access to health care and increase social distancing. His decision to allow health care professionals from other states to obtain a license in Oklahoma will also greatly impact the quality of care Oklahomans will receive.
Thank Gov. Stitt for this critical move during the COVID-19 health crisis and encourage him to continue to back measures that give Oklahomans greater health care access and more options. Through executive action, our state's CON laws have been lifted, and hospitals will be allowed to add more beds and expand their ability to provide care to more residents.