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IDH Blanket Waivers Effective for 45 Days Following End of PHE

Posted Aug 31, 20212 min Read

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On August 9, 2021, the Indiana Department of Health (IDH) reissued all of the Emergency Orders granting Temporary Blanket Waivers (Waivers) for comprehensive care facilities and residential care facilities to clarify that the Waivers will expire 45 days following the end of the state’s public health emergency (PHE).  Indiana’s PHE declaration currently runs through September 30, 2021, and may be extended in 30 day increments at a time.  It is unknown at this time whether the state’s PHE will be extended beyond September 30, but it is likely due to the rise of the Delta variant in Indiana.

This clarification was provided as a result of the LTC Newsletter that was issued on June 30, 2021, which stated the Waivers would expire on August 15, 2021, since it was unknown at that time whether the state’s PHE would be extended.  With the state’s PHE having since been extended, IDH wanted to clarify that the August 15th date is no longer relevant, and all Waivers will continue for 45 days following the eventual end of the state’s PHE.

IDH’s reissuance of the Waivers for comprehensive care facilities can be found here, and IDH’s reissuance of the Waivers for residential care facilities can be found here.

For a summary on the Waivers issued for comprehensive care facilities to date, please click here, and for a summary on the Waivers issued for residential care facilities to date, please click here.

 

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Zach Cattell, President, Indiana Health Care Association