Waiver or Modification of Requirements under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act as the Result of the Consequences of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020

What: HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar declared a public health emergency, effective March 15, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. due to the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak.

Where:  Nationwide.

Why:  President Donald J. Trump’s declaration that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a national emergency.