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DeWine Announces First Steps in Easing up of Ohio's Elective Surgery Ban

Patients must be informed of the risk of contracting COVID-19 before surgeries

Governor Mike DeWine said Wednesday that he is asking healthcare providers to reach out to patients to review elective procedures that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DeWine said that doctors can now review postponed procedures and surgeries with patients in terms of their current health situation and quality of life, after which doctors and patients can make a joint decision about whether to proceed.

DeWine said patients must be informed of the risk of contracting COVID-19, and must also be told of the impact of contracting the illness during the post-operative recovery process.

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