Health care providers in Guam eligible to participate in the 340B program may do so immediately, rather than having to wait for the next normal quarterly registration period July 1-15, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration said yesterday.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra on June 2 declared a public health emergency in Guam as a result of Typhoon Mawar, which made landfall on May 24 as a Category 4-equivalent storm. Two men in the territory are presumed dead after going missing during the storm.
HRSA has a longstanding policy of letting eligible entities in disaster areas enroll in 340B immediately. The notice about enrollment flexibility in Guam is on the HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs homepage. Similar 340B enrollment flexibility continues in Mississippi. HRSA granted it in late March due to severe tornadoes that struck the state.