Emergency Readiness

Dec 5, 2018
A coalition of 29 health care and public health organizations, including the AHA, today urged Congress to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (S. 2852/H.R. 6378) before Congress adjourns for 2018.
Sep 2, 2021
It is imperative that Congress invest in America’s hospitals and health systems to ensure that the nation’s health care needs can be met today and into the future. The AHA supports investments in infrastructure, such as the health care workforce, behavioral health, the accessibility and…
Sep 2, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) would like to share hospital and health system priorities that would benefit patients and communities around the country that we would like to see included in the upcoming budget reconciliation legislation.
Aug 11, 2021
The AHA joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Association in urging the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to void a district court decision that refused to allow a case involving the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 to proceed in federal court and sent it back…
Jul 27, 2021
The AHA joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Association in urging the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to void a district court decision that refused to allow the case to proceed in federal court and denied the full protections of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness…
Jun 17, 2021
AHA, others urge 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a decision holding that the PREP Act provides broad immunity from tort liability to health care providers and other covered entities, June 16, 2021.
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to make a substantial investment of at least $58 billion in improving hospital and health system resilience against the growing threats posed by extreme weather, seismic events, wildfires and novel pathogens.
Apr 21, 2021
The AHA shares with Senate and House leaders the association’s recommendations for infrastructure investments that should be included in an upcoming legislative package to ensure hospitals and health systems are fully equipped to care for their communities now and into the future, as well as…
Mar 26, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released interpretive guidance for emergency preparedness provisions in its 2019 final rule reducing certain regulatory burdens for providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.