Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Section 319(e) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act authorizes states and tribes to request the temporary reassignment of state, tribal, or local public health department or agency personnel funded under programs authorized by the PHS Act when the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has declared a public health emergency.
All requests will be subject to a two-step review process:
ASPR will email the requestor regarding the outcome of the request. The 30 day reassignment period begins on the date ASPR informs the requestor of approval. Should the request be denied, the state or tribe may address all concerns provided with the denial and resubmit the request for further consideration.
Reassignment shall be terminated 30 days after the request is approved or at the end of the declared federal public health emergency, whichever comes first.
To request a 30-day extension, submit
temporary reassignment form requesting to
TemporaryReassignment@hhs.gov. The request must contain the same information and assurances that are required for the initial request. The extension request will go through the same review process detailed above.
If you would like to add personnel to be reassigned or include additional programs, you must
submit a new request in addition to the extension.
Within 120 of the end of the emergency or the end of the temporary reassignment authorization, submit a report to
TemporaryReassignment@hhs.gov. This report must describe:
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