U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. (2019). Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP).
The purpose of the EPAP is to perform the activities related to processing claims for prescription medications, vaccines, specific medical supplies and certain durable medical equipment for designated eligible individuals in a Federally-identified disaster area. The activation of EPAP is requested through the states' department of health in their emergency management agency. The program can then provide a 30-day supply of covered drugs and medical supplies that can be renewed every 30 days for as long as EPAP is active.