Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
October 15, 2017
These waivers and modifications will become effective at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on October 17, 2017, but will have retroactive effect to October 8, 2017, in the State of California, 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 declaration, pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, of a major disaster as a result of the wildfires on October 10, 2017, in the State of California; and my October 15, 2017, 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 the wildfires since October 8, 2017, in the State of California.
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