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Governor Whitmer extends executive order allowing remote education and supervision for pharmacists

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-152 extending a provision of her earlier COVID-19 emergency order on pharmacies that allows student pharmacists to continue training under remote supervision. The order also scales back other provisions of that order that waived aspects of the Public Health Code in order to give pharmacies more flexibility and operational capacity to cope with the enhanced demands of COVID-19.

“Michigan has made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19, but we are not out of the woods yet. Our pharmacists are on the front lines serving as an integral part of our fight against COVID-19, and we must continue to ensure they have the support they need,” said Governor Whitmer, “By allowing student pharmacies to continue their education and supervision remotely, we can maintain talent in a safe and efficient way.”

Executive Order 2020-152 suspends strict compliance with any statute or regulation inconsistent with the order and allows preceptors to supervise student pharmacists remotely to fulfill eligibility for licensure and avoid delaying graduation.

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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