Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
August 26, 2017
These waivers and modifications will become effective at 6:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on August 28, 2017, but will have retroactive effect to August 25, 2017 in the State of Texas, 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 Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017 in the State of Texas; and my August 26 determination, pursuant to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, that a public health emergency exists and has existed as a result of Hurricane Harvey since August 25, 2017 in the State of Texas.
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