Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
August 26, 2020
These waivers and modifications will become effective at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on August 28, 2020, but will have retroactive effect to August 22, 2020, in the State of Louisiana and to August 23, 2020, 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 declarations on August 23, 2020, and August 24, 2020, pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, of an emergency as a result of Hurricane Laura in the States of Louisiana and Texas, respectively; and my August 26, 2020, determination, pursuant to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, that a public health emergency as a result of the consequences of Hurricane Laura exists and has existed since August 22, 2020, in the State of Louisiana and since August 23, 2020, in the State of Texas.
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