The New York State Department of Health needs to develop a timeline to lift the ban on elective surgeries and reschedule procedures throughout the state, beginning with those addressing life-threatening conditions. Assemblywoman Malliotakis spoke with the Governor’s staff last week and wrote a follow-up letter urging action.

“We look to your office and the New York State Department of Health to provide consistent, prudent guidance as to proper prioritization of surgical cases, in consultation with hospital administrators and leadership of the various statewide surgical subspecialty societies to reduce and eliminate the backlog of surgical cases existing to New York State residents expediently and safely,” Malliotakis wrote.

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