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Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
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4/13/22  2:56 pm
Commenter: Justin Flinner

Opposition to Petition 362

I strongly oppose the adoption of petition 362. The suggested changes within this petition would undermine access to health care for immune-compromised patients or those with co-morbidities and would place more people at unnecessary risk including us healthcare practitioners. If our goal is to bring the pandemic to a close, we must be attentive to the health of everyone in the state of Virginia and work together. New variants will continue to rise and will continuously put more people at risk. By forcing us to change our policies that are in place for patient-practitioner protection, it should be common sense that adopting such measures would be a threat to public safety. If we are in fact a community of care providers that pledge to "do no harm", this would clearly be a move in the wrong direction.

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