Survey and Certification Issues Related to Hurricane Gustav
The President has declared a national emergency in specified counties in the States of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and
Alabama. In addition, Mike Leavitt, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has declared a public
health emergency in specified counties in these same States. CMS may waive or modify, to the extent necessary, certain requirements,
or timetables if providers, acting in good faith to provide needed forms are services, are unable to comply with the requirements
as a results of the effects of the disaster.