DeSantis Shuts Down elective surgeries during Coronavirus pandemic
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DeSantis Shuts Down elective surgeries during Coronavirus pandemic

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced today that he was issuing Executive Order 20-72, which affects “non-essential elective medical procedures.”

The executive order directs that “all hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental, orthodontic and endodontic officer, and other health care practitioners’ offices in the state of Florida are prohibited from providing any medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery which, if delayed, does not place a patients immediate health, safety or wellbeing at risk, or will, if delayed, not contribute to the worsening of a serious or life-threatening medical condition.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.