CDC Made Important Changes to its Final Rule on Control Of Communicable Disease

On September 9, 2016, NHFA submitted formal comments to the CDC on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Communicable Disease issued August 15, 2016.  On January 19, 2017, the CDC issued its Final Rule on Control of Communicable Disease (Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2017 / Rules and Regulations, Page 6890).

The final rule reflects important changes made to the proposed rule in response to overwhelming public comment.  Most especially NHFA notes that all provisions regarding persons entering into “agreements” with the federal government regarding their plans to comply with federal orders have been removed.  Additionally, due process language has been added in specific sections of the rule including but not limited to putting a time frame of 72 hours on the federal government’s deadline for issuing an order after an individual has been apprehended.

The following is NHFA’s footnoted review and summary of changes and our stance on those changes:  Read More