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2011 Red River Flood

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HHS Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency for North Dakota Flooding

April 8, 2011:  HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today declared a public health emergency for North Dakota in anticipation of Red River floods affecting the state. The action ensures beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, continue to receive benefits during this emergency. The public health emergency is declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act and, under section 1135 of the Social Security Act, waived or modified certain Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP requirements. The state can submit waiver requests through Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Office. Learn More >>

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  • This page last reviewed: April 27, 2017