Today, Governor Sisolak announced that the pending Special Session would be delayed until the beginning of FY 2021. There had been previous information that the Special Session would likely occur before the end of FY 2020, which is June 30th. The full press release can be found HERE.
Governor Sisolak spoke directly to Vice President Mike Pence today on a COVID-19 taskforce call with other governors about comments made by President Trump over the weekend, where the President said he told his “people” to “slow the testing down” for the deadly virus.
The following is a transcript from the Governor’s remarks on the call:
“The President’s comments on Saturday night as related to his order to slow down the testing is certainly not helpful. We are doing everything we can in Nevada to increase our testing, to increase the availability of the testing and our cases have gone up, it’s not solely a result of more testing, it’s also a result of people not wearing masks and not following the social protocols. So if we could all get on the same page and get a commitment that there is not a federal mandate to slow down testing I think it would be extremely helpful.”
The Patient Protection Commission also met today. The focus of the agenda was on the state of telehealth in Nevada, and how COVID-19 has brought new opportunities. Reaching the rural areas is still a challenge, but moving forward, telehealth is a real option to reach more people. There was some discussion regarding payment parity with in-person visits, and this is an issue that will likely see more discussion and possibly a BDR for the upcoming session. Today’s meeting and more information on the PPC can be found HERE.
Articles of Interest