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What happens in NC now that the COVID state of emergency has expired?

By Anne Blythe There no longer is a state of emergency for COVID-19 in North Carolina even as 61 counties still have high community levels of illness related to the virus and strained health care systems. Gov. Roy Cooper announced in July that he would let the executive order that he initially implemented in March …

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Washington State Adopts Emergency Heat and Wildfire Rules

This summer is shaping out to be another scorcher and Washington State employers should know about the Department of Labor & Industries (“LNI”) new emergency requirements for heat and smoke protections for outdoor employees effective June 15 through September 29. Washington’s emergency requirements are meant to help employees avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Covered …

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A first look at Milwaukee County’s new Mental Health Emergency Center

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — We got our first look Tuesday at Milwaukee County’s newest Mental Health Emergency Center.  The new facility is replacing the one in Wauwatosa which is set to close in a few weeks. The emergency center will now be located at 12th and Walnut. It focuses on helping kids and adults who …

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Protestors Rally Against Restrictive New Texas Abortion Law In Austin

Twenty states, D.C. join in opposing Texas lawsuit on emergency abortion care – Idaho Capital Sun

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief in federal court on Tuesday challenging Texas’ assertion that states shouldn’t have to comply with a federal law that protects doctors who end a pregnancy to save the patient’s life.  The brief argues the judge in the case shouldn’t grant …

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COVID public health emergency appears to be headed for extension

The Biden administration appears headed toward extending the COVID-19 public health emergency for another three months, allowing special powers and programs to continue past the midterm election. Driving the news: HHS had extended the emergency declaration through Oct. 13 and pledged it would give states and health providers 60 days’ notice before it ends. Why it matters: …

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Gov. David Ige approves emergency rules addressing health care staff shortage

Gov. David Ige on Thursday announced approval of emergency rules authorizing out-of-state nurses to temporarily practice in Hawaii without applying for and obtaining a license if certain requirements are met. The new rules, enacted through the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, are effective immediately for a period of up to 120 days. Hospitals …

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Idaho rural health clinics to receive $3.6 million in USDA emergency grants – Idaho Capital Sun

Five health clinics that serve rural Idaho communities will receive a total of about $3.6 million in emergency grants to use for costs related to COVID-19 and to continue providing medical care to rural Idahoans, according to a news release Thursday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Terry Reilly Health Services will receive $1 million …

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Whether Hospital Care at Home Continues When Pandemic Emergency Ends Is Up to Congress

When the pandemic public health emergency eventually ends, so will the various waivers and regulatory flexibilities enacted by HHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the ability to provide acute hospital care at home, unless Congress acts. Among the many regulatory flexibilities enacted by HHS during the pandemic, the ability for providers and patients of all …

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Gov. David Ige approves emergency rules addressing health care staff shortage

Gov. David Ige today announced the approval of emergency rules authorizing out-of-state nurses to temporarily practice in Hawaii without applying for and obtaining a license if certain requirements are met. The new rules, enacted through the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, are effective immediately for a period of up to 120 days. Hospitals …

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