Gov. Tim Walz has taken executive actions to alleviate mental health and unemployment distress during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Executive Order 20-28 clears a legal path for out-of-state mental health providers to continue administering telehealth services to their patients in Minnesota. The order also waives dental, barber and cosmetology late fees and deadlines.
“I have concluded that during this peacetime emergency, qualifying out-of-state mental healthcare providers should be authorized to render aid in our State to meet the healthcare needs of Minnesotans,” Walz wrote in his order.