This tracker lists all blanket waivers to existing laws (i.e. covers all hospitals in the emergency area – in this case all of the US) and enforcement discretions that have thus far been granted by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or other federal agencies in response to the COVID-19 emergency. It also indicates the requests for waivers that were made by New York State and CMS’ response to those requests.
COVID-19 Federal Waiver Tracker
August 25, 2020
New York State COVID-19 Immunity Law Repeal Toolkit
On April 6, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation repealing the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act (EDTPA). New York State enacted the original law on April 3, 2020, and it was retroactive to March 7, 2020, the date of the COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration. The EDTPA provided health care professionals and entities...
April 16, 2021
New York State Repeals COVID-19 Immunity Law
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the repeal of New York’s immunity law, the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act. The repeal removes liability protections for health care providers and facilities in connection with the care of COVID-19 patients on a prospective basis.
April 8, 2021