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How a Government Shutdown Would Affect HHS

By Jack O'Brien  
   January 19, 2018

The same shortfalls apply for the CDC’s non-communicable disease prevention programs, which address HIV, TB, STDs and hepatitis. The agency will be able to provide minimal support for outbreaks, such as processing lab samples and maintaining its 24/7 emergency system through a “significantly reduced capacity.”

CDC’s hurricane response efforts will continue in affected areas as well as its activities supported by non-appropriation funds, like PEPFAR, the Global AIDS program, EEOICPA and VFC.

Indian Health Service (IHS)

The agency that oversees Native American healthcare will continue issuing referrals to contracted services outside of IHS clinics, and direct clinical health care services.

However, IHS will be unable to fund the Tribes and Urban Indian health programs, or perform national policy development and issuance other than “those necessary for immediate patient needs.”
The full list is available on the HHS website.

Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.


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