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COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions CMA has received during the COVID-19 outbreak. By default, the most recent answers will appear up top. You can also filter the FAQ by category. We will update this resource regularly.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), through an 1135 blanket waiver, temporarily waived requirements under 42 CFR §482.52(a)(5), §485.639(c)(2), and §416.42 (b)(2) that a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) be under the supervision of a physician in sections §482.52(a)(5) and §485.639(c)(2).
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Exercising the authority under Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-39-20, the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued the following orders on April 14, 2020.
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On April 9, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) temporarily suspended a number of rules pertaining to scope of practice and physician supervision of non-physicians.
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