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
COVID-19 Guidance for Hospitals and Nursing Homes
GNYHA has compiled the guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) during the COVID-19 emergency. While we have sought to make the compilation as thorough as possible, this is an ongoing project, and we welcome member input on items we may have missed. We have included, where applicable, references to other...
July 19, 2021
State Education Department Posts Notice on the Continued Use of Non-Patient Specific Standing Orders for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination
GNYHA has continued to work with the State on the need to keep certain legal and regulatory flexibilities following the June 25 expiration of the New York State declaration of emergency. One such flexibility is the expanded use of non-patient specific standing orders (NPSO) for COVID-19 testing and vaccination. In his Executive Order (EO) formally...
July 19, 2021
DOH Guidance to Hospitals on Nursing Home Discharges
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued the attached “Dear Administrator Letter” advising that, following the expiration of the State’s COVID-19 emergency, Article 28 general hospitals are no longer required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result prior to discharging a patient to a nursing home or adult care facility. The COVID-19...
July 3, 2021