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Guidance on Waiver or Modification of Federal Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act

Attached are federal waiver documents that Massachusetts hospitals will be permitted to follow in the event they activate their disaster protocol. The waivers affect HIPAA, Emtala, use of alternate space in emergencies. These will be posted on our MNA h1n1 website (since these largely relate to the possibility of overcrowding or emergency declarations possible due to swine flu)- or feel free to contact Mary Crotty.

DHCQ 09-11-524 (letter).pdf

DHCQ 09-11-524 (Attachment A).pdf

DHCQ 09-11-524 (Attachment B).pdf

DHCQ 09-11-524 (Attachment C).pdf