Behavioral Health Business September 15, 2021
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On July 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration (the “COVID-19 Emergency Declaration”).

It is expected that the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration will be renewed throughout 2021. HHS also renewed another public health emergency declaration on July 7, 2021, that most likely did not gain the same attention as the renewal of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. Specifically, HHS also renewed yet again its October 26, 2017, determination that the national opioid crisis continues to be a public health emergency. Almost four (4) years after the initial opioid crisis public health emergency determination, the country is still addressing the national opioid crisis that was intensified by the COVID-19...

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Topics: Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, HHS, Mental Health, Patient / Consumer, Provider, Public Health / COVID
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