TN Gov. Haslam Issues Executive Order to Help Victims of Irma

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press website,

Gov. Bill Haslam on Saturday signed an executive order ensuring evacuees fleeing Hurricane Irma can get needed medical treatment and services as they come into Tennessee.

Among other provisions, the order grants Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner discretion to allow Florida- licensed physicians and other health professionals to assist evacuees staying in Tennessee. The order will remain in effect until Sept. 25.

Pharmacists will be allowed to dispense 14-day supplies of prescription drugs to evacuees, who also will be able to access the WIC supplemental nutrition program and receive kidney dialysis and special children's services.