Pursuant to Act 73 of 2021 (HB 1861), the suspension of various regulatory provisions under the state disaster emergency declaration that are currently in effect and which were set to expire on September 30, 2021, are now extended until further notice. A list of the regulations that were suspended in whole or in part and their current status is available HERE.
In addition, some regulations were reinstated prior to September 30, 2021 and are not subject to Act 73 of 2021. Those regulations are also designated in the chart HERE.
Please note that Act 73 of 2021 only affects state regulations that were suspended under the state disaster emergency declaration and were to be reinstated on September 30, 2021. Federal flexibilities provided through the federal public health emergency will remain in place as long as the federal public health emergency remains in effect. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the federal public health emergency on July 19, 2021 to October 17, 2021 (90 days).
Please visit www.phe.gov/emergencyOpens In A New Window regularly for updates on the federal public health emergency. Also, in a letter to state governors dated January 22, 2021, the HHS Secretary indicated that HHS will provide states with 60-days’ notice before terminating the federal declaration.
Additional guidance will be provided if there are special instructions on the reimplementation of any of the suspended regulations outlined below. Additionally, specific questions may be submitted to your respective licensing office.
We will continue to monitor the site for developments.