December 18, 2020
Updates on COVID-19 Regulations
AHPA continues to follow new COVID-19 regulations, guidance and other government actions. The updates below are the latest guidance and other developments since December 7th to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. For earlier COVID-19 regulations and guidance, visit the previous Policy Brief.
Executive Order on Ensuring Access to U.S. Government COVID-19 Vaccines
- President Trump has issued an executive order prioritizing American patients for domestic vaccines. The order directs the Secretary of HHS to coordinate with public and private entities to establish vaccine distribution strategies, prioritizing vulnerable populations.
HHS Creates False Claims Act Working Group to Enhance Efforts to Combat Fraud
HHS has announced the creation of a False Claims Act working group to identify those who fraudulently claim COVID-19 federal relief.