New Executive Order Changes Civil Immunity Protections for Elective Surgery

May 22, 2020

On May 13, 2020, Governor Pritzker issued a new executive order (EO) that changes the scope of COVID-19-related civil immunity protections in Illinois for physicians, health professionals and facilities conducting elective surgery. This executive order is effective May 11, 2020.

The new EO does not change the broad array of civil immunity shields for health professionals, volunteers, hospitals and many licensed health facilities rendering assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it does not specifically provide civil immunity for elective procedures performed in non-licensed settings.

View a summary of the latest order and an analysis of Illinois’ COVID-19-related civil immunity protections.

If you have questions, please contact Robert Kane, Chief Legal Officer, by calling 312-580-2477, or by sending an email.

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