AZDOT officials say they are planning to allow the Arizona Department of Health Services to waive a fee that would have forced it to seek the state’s approval.
The agency’s decision comes as the new wave of patients are rushing to get an eye transplant, with many families facing financial hardships.
Officials have said that more than 100 people have died of retinal disease in the state since November.
The new influx of patients comes as Arizona’s statewide emergency response has become a major focus for lawmakers in the aftermath of the deadly virus.
On Friday, Gov.
Doug Ducey announced the state would spend $3 million on an emergency response to combat the pandemic.
Duceys emergency response director, Mark Vallas, said that the state will offer free eye exams, retinal scans, cataract surgery and other services to help with the cost of treating new patients.
The state is now trying to get more funding for its medical center.
In December, Duceies emergency coordinator, Mark Glynn, said the state had spent $4.5 million on retinal care and rehabilitation.
Dike said that during the week of November 14, he met with the governor and was told that Arizona was spending $3.4 million on its emergency response.
Dikes emergency response coordinator, Scott Loomis, told The Associated Press in January that he thought the state was spending more than $5 million for the effort.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the pandemics’ spread has been a major driver of new infections.
The disease has spread in states across the country, but Arizona is the only one in the country that has experienced its highest death toll.
The pandemic has also left thousands of families scrambling for cash.
Some families are now in debt and unable to pay bills, and others are struggling to keep up with the costs of paying for the surgeries and care.
The Arizona Department, which oversees the state, estimates that about a quarter of new patients are from outside of the state.
The Department says that in recent weeks, more than 1,200 people have received the state-approved eye transplant.
But it says that figure does not include patients from outside the state who have been waiting to get their transplants.
Some Arizona officials, including Duceying, say the state is already on track to receive more than half of the new patients from the state and its hospitals.
The Arizona Eye and Ear Infirmary says it is expected to receive around 30 new transplants a week from the Arizona State University-Phoenix Eye and Hearing Clinic.
The Eye and ear transplant program was created in 2001, and the state has not had more than three patients from its network in a single week.
Greg Stanton has said that he wants the state to get as many new transplanted patients as possible.
But some state officials say that is not possible.
Deregulation, which would make it easier for the state or hospitals to get approval for a patient’s eyes, was the topic of a recent bipartisan hearing on Capitol Hill.
A majority of lawmakers and officials from Arizona, including a number of lawmakers from Duceydors own party, said it was a difficult issue to resolve.
Samantha Roush, a spokeswoman for Duceyan, said state officials are trying to determine what steps are necessary to expedite the process.
She said that she has spoken with Dr. Loomas and that they are considering a number options, including the option of allowing the state agency to waive the fee, which could be used to reimburse hospitals for the cost.
She did not immediately return an email seeking comment from The Associated, the Arizona Republic and The Associated State Press.
Officials say that they want to get the transplant program off the ground quickly so that patients can be seen by doctors who can provide the necessary care.
Dorey has said in the past that he does not think that the transplantation program will work.
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