Requesting an 1135 Waiver
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2009). Requesting an 1135 Waiver.
When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary declares a public health emergency under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, s/he may temporarily waive or modify certain requirements to ensure that there are enough health care resources and services available to meet the needs of the public’s health. A presidential declaration of emergency under the National Emergencies Act or Stafford Act is also required for Section 1135 waivers. This document highlights examples of waivers and other related information.