Gov. DeSantis Issues Executive Order, Non-essential Surgeries


As concern continues to escalate surrounding the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic the FSOMS Leadership has been following its impact on our nation, communities and practices.

Earlier today Governor DeSantis released an executive order prohibiting health care providers from providing “any medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery which, if delayed does not place a patient’s immediate health, safety or well-being at risk, or will, if delayed, not contribute to the worsening of a serious or life-threatening medical condition.”

We encourage everyone to review the executive order (attached) and use their best clinical judgment to remain good stewards of public health and per the Governor’s directive, limit patient interaction to the management of trauma, infection and the relief of pain. Please continue to follow the FDA website for additional updates as this situation continues to evolve.

Download Executive Order


Chad Marshall, DMD, MD
FSOMS President