Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
September 16, 2020
These waivers and modifications will become effective at 6:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on September 17, 2020, but will have retroactive effect to September 8, 2020, in the State of Oregon, 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 on September 10, 2020, pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, of an emergency as a result of the wildfires in the State of Oregon; and my September 15, 2020, determination, pursuant to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, that a public health emergency as a result of the consequences of the wildfires exists and has existed since September 8, 2020, in the State of Oregon.
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