Are patients who claim to have a medical reason for not wearing a mask required to wear one?
For information regarding the exemptions for wearing a mask, please go to: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/masks/#Exemptions
It is up to the DHCP’s discretion regarding the evidence that a patient should provide about the medical reason for not wearing a mask. DHCP’s should use their clinical judgement in such circumstances which may include contacting a patient’s physician to understand the reason why a mask cannot be worn.
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