August 19, 2020
Welcome to the Verisys Weekly Newsletter highlighting the COVID-19 regulatory updates between Aug 12 - 18, 2020.
Verisys' Compliance Team gathers information from a variety of state and federal sources and updates our COVID-19 Resource Page daily with those updates. We have compiled the most recent updates from the past week in this email to assist your organization in serving patients during the pandemic and maintaining compliance as you bring additional providers on board to serve on the frontlines.
1135 waivers: The following state(s) submitted an additional 1135 waiver request to CMS. The approved waivers have been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Unless otherwise stated, all waivers are retroactively effective March 1, 2020.
Tennessee (approved 08/18/2020)
• To permit the state and clinic to temporarily designate a clinic practitioner’s location as part of the clinic facility so that clinic services may be provided via telehealth when neither the patient nor practitioner is physically onsite at the clinic.
STATE BOARD REGULATIONS
Board of Nursing
08/11/2020: The Board of Registered Nursing is notifying nursing students, nursing schools, long term care facilities, and general acute care hospitals; that students who meet CDC guidelines for healthcare workers can work as supplemental staff.
Source: News Release
This information has been gathered from a variety of sources. Although Verisys has made every effort to provide complete, accurate and up-to-date information, Verisys makes no warranties, express or implied, or representations as to the accuracy or reliability of this information. The information is fluid and evolving. Verisys assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource.
The information contained in this newsletter comprises all the information that we have found during those dates. It may not constitute a complete list of every regulation instituted by every board during the last week.
The Verisys Team