Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed Until October
The declaration of the Public Health Emergency has been extended again, this time until Oct. 13, 2022.
On Jan. 31, 2020, former Health Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared the COVID-19 public health emergency and indicated that the declaration could only be extended for 90 days at a time.
The Department of Health and Human Services said it would provide states 60 days’ notice in advance of ending the declaration. On Aug. 14, 2022, if no notice is given, then a renewal of the declaration of the public health emergency is to be expected.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched a portal that provides guidance for unwinding and returning to regular operations post–COVID-19 when the declaration does expire.
The guidance advises that many temporary authorities that were adopted by states, such as disaster relief state plan amendments, will expire at the end of the public health emergency.
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