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July 14, 2020

Health Law Daily

Trump Administration To Recommend Governors Send National Guard To Help Hospitals Improve Coronavirus Data Collection

  • July 14, 2020

The Washington Post (7/13, Sun, Goldstein) reports, “The Trump administration is poised to ask governors to consider sending in the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity, according to draft letters, internal emails and hospital industry officials familiar with the plans.” The Post adds, “A letter, to be sent to governors imminently, backs away from earlier drafts as recently as Friday that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions,” and “now includes the National Guard among states’ options for improving the data flow, according to two senior administration officials and one industry official who was informed Monday about the final version.”