Topeka Because of the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., Gov. Sam Brownback has issued a temporary order that will allow Missouri health care professionals to work in Kansas.
“Sunday’s tornado in Joplin not only severely damaged the St. John’s Regional Medical Center but also many of the town’s medical offices and treatment facilities, putting a strain on the remaining medical community and leaving many medical professionals with nowhere to treat their patients,” Brownback said.
“Allowing Missouri medical professionals to work at Kansas facilities will ensure their patients continue to have access to all necessary and essential services,” he said.
The executive order applies to licensed practitioners from Jasper County, Mo.. who intend to provide medical services in Labette or Cherokee counties in Kansas.
The order is in effect until June 26.