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originally posted by: AndreDoLouro
a reply to: pheonix358
It's always sunny in Tennessee, isnt it?
originally posted by: AndreDoLouro
Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee on Friday August 6th signed Executive Order 83, dealing with Covid-19 response. Joe Kovacs discussed the order today on WND. I know that some will immediately dismiss WND as a source, but the reporting of the Executive Order 83 is factual. It is really a matter of interpretation if the order is helpful in any way or a dangerous step to increase powers the government should not possess.
There is the article by Joe Kovacs.
Here is the Executive Order 83:
I did read over the order itself.
Section 8 Authorizes the National Guard to perform Covid-19 response. That is not a huge surprise. I know the National Guard has been activated in many states to assist the medical system in Covid-19 response.
Section 9 suspends the normal requirements for ambulance drivers and medical transport so that persons not normally qualified for ambulance driving or medical transport can perform this role. Given Section 8, it is not a stretch for this to mean that the National Guard could perform Covid-19 medical or ambulance transport, without the normal required certification.
Section 14 allows for remote telephone assessment to determine if people should be involuntarily committed against their will. That does surprise me. In my experience, you cannot order an involuntary commitment of a person without a face-to-face evaluation. Involuntary commitment should be a huge deal in any free society.
Section 18 allows for the construction of temporary facilities for quarantine and isolation in response to Covid-19 as directed by the Commissioner of Health and the Director of TEMA.
Okay, so putting all that together..... Persons can be remotely determined (by telephone) to require involuntary commitment, and the National Guard is authorized to perform Covid-19 duties, and certified ambulance drivers are no longer needed to transport people (so it could be the National Guard), and TEMA "temporary quarantine and isolation facilities" are now authorized.
I guess if we saw on a daily basis a Monty Python mule-drawn cart with a bell ringer in every neighborhood calling out: "Bring out your dead!", then this Executive Order 83 would seem more appropriate. And I know that many people will say: "I don't see the governor authorizing Nazi storm troopers in this order!". And I guess one response to that sentiment is that even governors who are over-reaching their power do not write an "Executive Order 666 Authorizing the National Guard to Perform Nazi Storm Trooper Duties".
So how does this order strike you all, ATS?
originally posted by: pheonix358
It says to me, and I will paraphrase it ...
Since the workers in health and related fields are not taking the vaccine when asked and because they will be fired for it ... and we will run out of medically trained personnel ... I hereby allow the woefully unqualified to play god in our hospitals.
Signed soon to be ex-Governor.
Practical nursing graduates may practice under supervision without examination.
The provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapters 6 and 7, and
related rules and policies are hereby suspended to the extent necessary to give a
health care institution licensed under Title 33 or 68, or an affiliate of the institution,
the authority and discretion to employ a person who both has graduated from an
approved school of practical nursing within the previous ninety (90) days and has
received the person's first authorization to take the NCLEX-PN examination
(referred to as a "graduate practical nurse"), subject to the following conditions:
a. The graduate practical nurse's practice occurs in a health care institution
licensed under Title 33 or 68, or an affiliate of the institution;
b. The graduate practical nurse is at all times working under a supervisor
licensed to practice professional nursing pursuant to Tennessee Code
Annotated, Section 63-7-105. The graduate practical nurse's supervisor
must be located in the same unit as the graduate practical nurse when the
graduate practical nurse is working. The graduate practical nurse must
provide the health care institution or affiliate of the institution in which they
are practicing with:
1. Proof of the first authorization to take the NCLEX-PN examination;
11. Proof of graduation from an approved school of nursing within the
previous ninety (90) days;
Personnel may: (1) perform authorized nursing and other functions in Facilities;
No Personnel shall operate under this Paragraph 8 unless designated by the
Adjutant General upon request or order of the Governor;
b. Personnel operating pursuant to this Paragraph 8 shall have the appropriate
training or skills in the area(s) pertaining to their designations;
c. The Adjutant General and Commissioner of Health, or their designees, shall
determine the Facilities to which Personnel are assigned, based on need and
other reasonable factors, in their sole discretion;
d. Any Facility to which Personnel are assigned must submit, in writing to the
Commissioner of Health, the responsibilities and tasks that Personnel will
be undertaking while operating pursuant to this Paragraph 8;