Bardavon Health Innovations is committed to providing our Provider Partners with information and guidance during this uncertain time. We will be updating this webpage regularly as new Shelter-in-Place Interactive State Map are issued.
We know that it is difficult to navigate the ever-changing shelter-in-place and essential services orders, as they relate to Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy (PT/OT) and Workers’ Compensation. We are a resource and guide for understanding the various orders. Our support will enable you to focus on providing quality care to your patients.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please complete the contact form on this page.
What is the definition of an essential business?
Individual cities, counties, and states have set guidelines as to which businesses are considered essential. What is considered essential varies, but most businesses that support everyday life are remaining open. Eight states have currently adopted the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidance on what is considered an essential business. This guidance explicitly lists physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapy assistants as essential.
What does shelter-in-place mean for your practice?
Shelter-in-place orders vary. We recommend you consider local, regional and state issued statements and then make the best judgement for your clinic(s). If you feel that you cannot remain open in the traditional way, consider adopting a telerehabilitation (telerehab) option so you can treat your patients remotely.
Is it legal for my clinic to remain open?
Most states have a broad interpretation of the definition of essential services to avoid any impact in the delivery of healthcare. Each enterprise must make the decision, on their own, based on the guidelines in your location and the types of services offered.
Telerehabilitation is a service that allows a Provider to conduct a therapy session with an injured worker remotely, using two-way video and voice connection.