Webinar Scheduled on Emergency Preparedness Waiver

An on-line webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am that will provide information about the CMS/HHS 1135 waiver process, an initiative related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Section 1135 of the Social Security Act [42 USC § 1320b-5] permits the Secretary of Health and Human Services to waive certain requirements for health care facilities in response to emergencies. The webinar will give providers an understanding of the processes for implementing the waiver if and when needed.  Erik Bodin, Director of the Virginia Department of Health Office of licensure & Certification will be the presenter.  The target audience for the webinar is risk managers, facility managers, finance and health care Leadership personnel.