Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
August 30, 2021
These waivers and modifications will become effective at 6:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on August 31, 2021, but will have retroactive effect to August 26, 2021, in the State of Louisiana, and to August 28, 2021, in the State of Mississippi, and continue through the period described in Section 1135(e). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the waivers described in paragraphs 1(c) and 2 above are in effect for a period of time not to exceed 72 hours from implementation of a hospital disaster protocol but not beyond the period described in Section 1135(e), and such waivers are not effective with respect to any action taken thereunder that discriminates among individuals on the basis of their source of payment or their ability to pay.
The waivers and modifications described herein apply in the geographic area covered by the President’s declarations, pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, of an emergency as a result of Tropical Storm Ida on August 27, 2021, in the State of Louisiana, and as a result of Hurricane Ida on August 28, 2021, in the State of Mississippi; and my August 29, 2021, determination, pursuant to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, that a public health emergency exists and has existed as a result of the consequences of Hurricane Ida since August 26, 2021, in the State of Louisiana, and since August 28, 2021, in the State of Mississippi.
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