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Haslam's executive order suspends some state laws to assist disaster survivors

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Gov. Bill Haslam spoke at a press conference in Chattanooga on Tuesday. (WSMV) Gov. Bill Haslam spoke at a press conference in Chattanooga on Tuesday. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Gov. Bill Haslam has issued an executive order suspending some state laws to make sure those affected by the wildfire and severe weather disasters in Tennessee have access to necessary services.

Haslam’s Executive Order No. 61 includes numerous provisions.

It gives the commissioner of health discretion to allow health care professionals licensed in other states to practice in Tennessee if they are assisting survivors or evacuees.

It also allows pharmacists to dispense a 14-day supply of a prescription drug without proper authorization to victims and evacuees from affected counties.

The executive order includes several other provisions relating to insurance, safety and health. To read the full list, click here.

It also enacts a state of emergency beginning on Nov. 28 and lasting until Jan. 30 of next year.

Price gouging laws are also in effect under the state of emergency. For more information or to report price gouging, click here or call 1-800-342-8385.

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