Tuesday, April 21, 2020
In an attempt to incentivize health care workers and retired health care workers to join the fight against COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order relieving health care workers of medical malpractice liability while providing services in the state's response to the disease. There is an exception for conduct which is grossly negligent or worse. The protection, modeled on Good Samaritan statutes, was later enacted in the state budget and will remain in place until the disaster emergency declaration is over. The Times Union has the story.