U.S. Congress. (n.d.). Social Security Act Section 1135. (Accessed 3/23/2017.) U.S. Social Security Administration.
This is the text of Section 1135 of the Social Security Act, which allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to temporarily waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements affecting healthcare facilities and providers during declared public health emergencies when the President has also declared an emergency or major disaster under the Stafford Act or National Emergencies Act.