Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
August 28, 2017
These waivers and modifications will become effective at 5:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time on August 30, 2017, but will have retroactive effect to August 27, 2017 in the State of Louisiana, 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 an emergency as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey on August 28, 2017 inthe State of Louisiana; and my August 28 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 Tropical Storm Harvey since August 27, 2017 in the State of Louisiana.
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