CMS Frequently Asked Questions on EMTALA

CMS recently issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) clarifying requirements for hospitals related to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQs address questions such as patient presentation to an emergency department, EMTALA applicability across facility types, qualified medical professionals, medical screening exams, patient transfer and stabilization, telehealth, and other topics.

Posted 5/01/20 (Fri) read more »

Optimizing the State's Supply of N95 Respirators

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increased demand of N95 respirators to protect workers warranted the development of a strategic plan on how to most effectively use the the state's existing inventory.

Posted 4/21/20 (Tue) read more »

CDC Udates COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its infection prevention and control recommendations for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in health care settings.

Posted 4/15/20 (Wed) read more »

Governor's Executive Order 2020-28

Executive order allows changes to maintain critical services for vulnerable youths in psychiatric treatment facilities and qualified treatment programs throughout this COVID-19 emergency.

Posted 4/15/20 (Wed) read more »

Protective Masks - How you should wear them to stay safe

Posted 4/07/20 (Tue) read more »

Provisional Licenses for Respiratory Therapists

Governor Burgum issued an Executive Order 2020-20

Posted 4/06/20 (Mon) read more »

CMS Revised EMTALA Guidance

CMS revised Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) requirements and implications related to COVID-19

Posted 4/02/20 (Thu) read more »

Workforce Coordination Center (WCC)

Governor Doug Burgum announced the activation of North Dakota’s Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) to serve emergency workforce needs in support of health care providers, industries and agencies affected by COVID-19. The WCC, which was set up through collaboration between several state agencies, is seeking individuals willing to help with the COVID-19 situation who have experience in the following sectors:

Posted 4/01/20 (Wed) read more »

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)

CMS announced expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers.

Posted 3/31/20 (Tue) read more »

Emergency Licensure for Health Care Professionals from Out-of-State

As directed by Executive Order 2020-05.1 and as part of the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, licensing requirements have been suspended for health care and behavioral health professionals currently licensed and in good standing in other states.

Posted 3/30/20 (Mon) read more »