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Whitmer extends executive order permitting early refills, relaxing regulatory limitations on pharmacies

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 23:11:03-04

(WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office announced Tuesday an executive order extension that will give pharmacists increased operational capacity and expands access to prescriptions for Michiganders in need.

“Michiganders have stepped up and done their part to bend the curve and slow the spread of this virus, but there’s more work to do to protect the heroes on the front lines and lower the chance of a second wave,” Whitmer said. “By allowing patients to get a refill of their prescriptions for up to 60 days from a pharmacist, people can help further protect their neighbors from COVID-19.”

Executive Order 2020-124 will continue to allow pharmacists to dispense emergency refills of prescriptions for up to 60 days, and will require insurers to cover early refills for up to 90 days during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Additionally, the order extension will allow pharmacists to dispense COVID-19 treatments according to government-approved protocols.

More information on the executive order here.

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