SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a sweeping executive order (2020-19) granting many health care providers immunity from civil liability during the COVID-19 crisis.
Medical facilities, community-integrated living facilities, community mental health centers and others are providing COVID-19 health care services cannot be sued until after the governor’s disaster declaration finally expires.
The same applies for doctors, nurses, emergency medical service workers and “health care volunteers” if they are providing services to any facility dealing with the pandemic.
The executive order covers not just the treatment of pandemic cases, but every service offered during the pandemic, as long as the institutions are involved in the response.