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Resources by Topic: Legislation and regulations

COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit: Resources for Healthcare Decision-Makers Responding to COVID-19 Workforce Concerns
Resources and tools to help address healthcare workforce challenges related to the COVID-19 emergency. Addresses training, licensure, scope of practice, liability protection, workforce protection, and more.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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National Governors Association: Coronavirus: What You Need To Know
An overview of federal and state actions to address COVID-19, as well as links to state government pages from each state focused on coronavirus.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association
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NCSL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for States
Resources for state legislators and staff to respond to COVID-19 across a variety of policy areas, including healthcare costs and access to care. Includes information on state and federal actions, as well as state quarantine and isolation statutes.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
State-by-state information on COVID-19 cases and state policy actions, including emergency declarations, cost sharing for testing and treatment, and other actions. Also provides related state-level data on at-risk populations, healthcare provider capacity, influenza and pneumonia deaths, and more.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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NIEA Advocacy to Address COVID-19
Provides legislative updates and resources supporting tribes, tribal schools and communities, and states to ensure they have the means to address COVID-19.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Education Association
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Medicaid and CHIP in Puerto Rico
Summarizes key requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Puerto Rico. Features statistics on program costs from fiscal years 2011-2019, with breakdowns by federal spending and Puerto Rico spending.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions – Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Information and resources for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) rural health program recipients and stakeholders related to COVID-19 and its impact on rural health programs and rural communities. Addresses funding, telehealth, healthcare delivery, grant-related travel, and grants management.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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HHS OIG: COVID-19 Portal
Information on the HHS response, as well as telehealth cost-sharing information and OIG monitoring of potential fraud related to COVID-19.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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FDA: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information and guidance from the FDA related to COVID-19. Provides information on diagnostics, personal protective equipment, and therapeutics, including information targeted to healthcare professionals. Also covers FDA monitoring of products with fraudulent COVID-19 claims.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Food and Drug Administration
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Advocacy in New Hampshire Procures More Funding for Provider Recruitment
Describes how the New Hampshire Health Care Workforce Coalition lobbied for state legislature that increased the annual budget for the State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) to enhance recruitment of healthcare providers. SLRP activities include securing hospitalists for Critical Access Hospitals, Medicaid school psychologists, and other healthcare professionals; developing loan repayment programs for dentists and behavioral health providers; and more.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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