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March 18, 2010
These waivers and modifications will become effective at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on March 20, 2010, but will have retroactive effect to February 26, 2010 in the State of North Dakota, 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, on March 14, 2010 of an emergency in the State of North Dakota as a result of flooding; and my March 18, 2010 determination, pursuant to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, that a public health emergency exists and has existed since February 26, 2010 in the State of North Dakota as a result of flooding.
Date March 18, 2010
Kathleen SebeliusSecretaryDepartment of Health and Human Services
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