The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) an additional 90 days to mid-January 2023. The extension will allow for ongoing flexibilities in areas like telehealth and its continuation.
In addition to this 90-day extension, under the Budget Act of 2022, President Biden created a built-in 151-day extension of these flexibilities at the end of any PHE. With that extension, the current flexibilities would be in effect until June 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact your RCPA Policy Director. See below for the determination renewal:
RENEWAL OF DETERMINATION THAT A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY EXISTS
As a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective October 13, 2022, the January 31, 2020, determination by former Secretary Alex M. Azar II, that he previously renewed on April 21, 2020, July 23, 2020, October 2, 2020, and January 7, 2021, and that I renewed on April 15, 2021, July 19, 2021, October 15, 2021, January 14, 2022, April 12, 2022, and July 15, 2022, that a public health emergency exists and has existed since January 27, 2020, nationwide.