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Governor Creates Rural Health Care Task Force

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Governor Phil Bryant has signed an Executive Order creating the Mississippi Rural Health Care Task Force.

The task force studies the state of rural health in Mississippi and will develop a comprehensive report of the financial outlook of the state’s rural hospitals, including recommendations to prevent and mitigate threats of closure. Discussion will include identifying gaps in care, telehealth, and emergency transports.

Governor Bryant says a written report will be delivered to him by September 30, 2019 incorporating the directives of the Order.