NY hospitals facing limited capacity permitted to limit nonessential procedures

The order allows the state health department to limit nonessential procedures at hospitals facing limited capacity, which are defined as anything below 10% availability.

News 12 Staff

Dec 3, 2021, 11:07 AM

Updated 953 days ago

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New efforts will go into effect today to prevent hospitals from overflowing across New York.
Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new executive order after the emergence of the omicron COVID-19 variant.
The order allows the state health department to limit nonessential procedures at hospitals facing limited capacity, which are defined as anything below 10% availability.
One hospital believed to be under 10% was White Plains Hospital in the Hudson Valley.
However, the hospital says in a statement, “We currently meet capacity requirements and will not need to cancel any surgeries."


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