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
June 24, 2021
NYS DOH Updates Guidance for Health Care Personnel and Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Testing
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued updated guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic (attached). The updated advisory aligns DOH requirements with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on transmission-based precautions for both patients and health care providers. Specifically,...
May 19, 2022
General Public Health Agency Coronavirus Guidance
CDC Guidance Item Date Updated Interim Recommendations for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points/Emergency Communication Centers (PSAP/ECCs) in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic 7/15/2020 Ten Ways Healthcare Systems Can Operate Effectively during the COVID-19 Pandemic 5/1/2020 Frequently Asked Questions 10/21/2020 Framework for Healthcare Systems Providing Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19...
January 21, 2022
DOH Guidance on Limiting Elective Procedures in High-Risk Regions
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued the attached guidance in accordance with the declaration of emergency that Governor Kathy Hochul issued last week (which will be reassessed on January 15). The guidance explains how DOH will determine which facilities will be required to limit non-essential elective procedures in regions DOH identifies...
December 3, 2021