President Biden has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will continue to provide 100% federal reimbursement for eligible costs associated with ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts and vaccine initiatives through April 1, 2022. The funding will be available to local, state, tribal or territorial governments, and certain non-profit organizations. The policy was set to expire on Dec. 31.
Registration is now open for CHA’s Disaster Planning Virtual Conference. This dynamic conference, which will be held Sept 14-15, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (PT) both days, will celebrate and draw inspiration from the determination and perseverance of disaster professionals up and down the state.
The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has released a clarification that EMS personnel are not covered by the vaccination mandate health order released by the California Department of Public Health on Aug. 5.
In 2020, the major power utilities in California waived the requirement for medical practitioners to certify a patient’s request to enroll in their medical baseline programs. However, this temporary waiver allowing customers to self-certify their eligibility to enroll ended on June 30, and a signature from a qualified medical practitioner is now required.
Join colleagues at CHA’s Disaster Planning Conference — a virtual event on Sept. 14-15 — to share lessons from 2020 and apply them to the challenges of 2021 and beyond.
On June 25, CHA issued an alert urging lawmakers to vote yes on a budget trailer bill to modernize disaster preparedness standards.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued revised guidance on emergency preparedness exercise requirements to provide additional clarification due to the continuing COVID-19 public health emergency.
On May 14, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced in All Facilities Letter 21-15 that the Statewide Logistics Task Force has authorized all health care providers and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders to access the state inventory to request a one-time, 30-day sustainment supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). This 30-day supply is free of charge and may be used for stockpiles or in daily operations. Health care providers and EMS responders may request […]
On April 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the availability of additional funding to reimburse qualifying costs related to safely reopening and operating certain eligible entities (including private nonprofit medical facilities). Items eligible for reimbursement include certain personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfection, COVID-19 diagnostic testing, screening and temperature scanning, and temporary physical barriers for social distancing. The interim policy includes 100% federal […]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released an updated version of its “Coronavirus Pandemic Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance” policy. The updated version includes a new section on allowable costs associated with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration. It also updates the conditions of receiving funding to ensure that recipients focus the use of FEMA funding on underserved populations and high-risk communities. Finally, the policy provides details on […]