House Considers Health Care Innovations Act

When the COVID-19 emergency declaration eventually ends, many regulatory waivers and administrative flexibilities that consumers and health care providers have come to rely upon during this pandemic will abruptly end. This raises two significant concerns: the ability of the health care community to respond effectively to new threats will be diminished and consumers will have become accustomed to and expect these flexibilities–especially relating to telehealth–to continue. Rep. Christopher Quinn (R-Delaware) introduced HB 2779 to a set a clear timeline for the termination of waivers and administrative flexibilities afforded to health care providers and practitioners for one year after the end of the COVID-19 emergency declaration.