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Today Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act that a public health emergency exists nationwide and a renewal of the declaration is effective October 18, 2021.

The Division of Behavioral Health will continue to provide the following flexibilities related to the declaration of the public health emergency: (see attached guidance documents)

This announcement does not impact the following services: (Alaska State Public Health Disaster Declaration Ends November 1, 2021)

  • Withdrawal management services must comply with on-site requirements for community behavioral health service providers for services provided on or after November 1, 2021
  • Telephone consultation or coordination with another service provider other than case management provided on or after November 1, 2021

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