July 23, 2020
Days before the PHE was set to expire on July 25, Secretary Azar signed an extension of the PHE first declared at the end of January in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration is expected to last for another 90 days, as the law stipulates. This is good news as many physicians have expressed concern about the impending deadline and the implication for various regulatory waivers implemented because of the pandemic, including those pertaining to telemedicine. The HHS website contains more information on the PHE declaration. View the renewal determination for a further look.