Several States in the Midwest have been seriously impacted during this year's active flooding season. Citizens in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota are currently facing difficult circumstances as they respond to the flooding. The President has declared a national emergency in specified counties in the State of North Dakota and Minnesota. Charles Johnson, the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has also declared a public health emergency in the North Dakota and Minnesota geographic areas covered by the President's declaration. 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.