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Utah's governor extends telehealth services because of COVID-19

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 12:45:10-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert has issued an executive order allowing telehealth services to continue in Utah.

The order, which is temporary, suspends certain laws that prohibited telehealth services. It will expire Sept. 29 (but is expected to be renewed again alongside other executive orders).

In the final days of the Utah State Legislature's general session this year, Rep. Melissa Ballard, R-North Salt Lake, successfully passed a bill expanding telemedicine in Utah. Rep. Ballard said she saw the pandemic approaching Utah and wanted to ensure people could have access to medical care safely.

Read the executive order here: