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In consideration of the changing landscape relating to COVID-19, the NYSSPS recommends that members keep apprised of the current restrictions in their counties as they relate to elective procedures in office, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital settings. If there are questions, please consult with legal counsel.
Garfunkel and Wild P.C., our endorsed legal counsel,  is available to our members for complimentary advice. 

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NYSDOH Guidance on Resumption of Elective Surgeries and Non-Urgent Procedures

GUIDELINES FOR RESTARTING ELECTIVE SURGERY POST COVID-19

The Northeast Region COVID-19 Coalition is comprised of members from the Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons (CTSPS), Massachusetts Society of Plastic Surgeons (MSPS), New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (NJSPS), New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS), New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYSSPS), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS), and Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society (IVY). These guidelines are also endorsed by the New England Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPRS).

The Northeast region is fairly diverse in how it has been impacted by COVID-19. With that said, Non-COVID-19 care should be offered to patients as clinically appropriate and within a state, locality, or facility that has the resources to provide such care and the ability to quickly respond to a subsequent surge in COVID-19 cases, if necessary.

The recommendations outlined here are a working document and are subject to change and will be updated as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

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New York State Department of Health 

New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Information for Providers - Providing up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak for NYS healthcare providers, including:
  • Weekly health care provider updates
  • COVID-19 webinars, health advisories, printable materials and guidance
  • COVID-19 Testing Information
  • Joining the NYS health care provider reserve workforce
  • Creating a Health Commerce Account

NYS has a coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.  The New York State Department of Health has established a provider email account for physicians to ask questions about COVID-19: Covidproviderinfo@health.ny.gov 

COVID-19 is a reportable disease.  Notify the local county health department (LHD) where the patient resides.



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