The Colorado order allows hospitals to stop patients due to COVID-19, relocate patients when they have capacity

Governor of Colorado Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisBroncos has announced that this weekend it will be the last game for fans before this season. An effort to recall the Governor of Colorado. Jared Polis was unable to collect the required signatures by the deadline. GOVERNORS OF COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO MORE (D) signed an enforcement order on Monday that will allow hospitals to stop admitting new patients when they reach their capacity and transfer patients to other hospitals.

The execution instruction allows the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment to direct occupied hospitals to relocate patients to other facilities without prior written permission from the patient.

“Unfortunately, given the increase in infections, the number of people receiving medical care in hospitals could far exceed the capacity of any hospital,” the order reads.

“Hospitals that have reached their capacity may need to stop admitting patients and may need to transfer such patients to a separate institution without first obtaining the individual’s written or informed consent to such transfer,” the order continues. .

The regulation, which will take effect for the next 30 days, will allow “hospitals capable of examining and treating patients” to send them to other healthcare facilities to prevent overcrowding in hospitals.

Federal laws continue to require emergency rooms to screen unstable patients before transferring them to another hospital, a subsidiary of NBC, Denver. 9 News reported.

Colorado, like much of the country, is experiencing an increase in new COVID-19 cases and hospital care. As of Monday, 1,711 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients will be hospitalized status data 93 percent of public hospitals.

A total of 33 percent of facilities expect staff shortages within the next week, while 10 percent expect intensive care bed shortages during this time.

Colorado has documented 192,943 confirmed cases and 9,346 probable cases since the start of the pandemic. According to the COVID Tracking Project, there were 2,456 deaths.