AHCA/NCAL Requests Extension Of Public Health Emergency

COVID-19; Emergency Preparedness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, sent a letter today to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, requesting an extension of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). With new COVID-19 variants emerging and flu season approaching, extending the PHE will ensure that long term care facilities have the necessary resources to continue providing quality care to our nation’s seniors. In addition, as the pandemic continues to evolve, AHCA/NCAL asked that HHS update its COVID-19 guidance for health care settings. 
Read the full letter HERE.