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Updated Requirements for Healthcare Providers: Executive Order 2021-21: Enhanced Surveillance Advisory: Monitoring and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

Posted 6 months ago in State Healthcare Updates

On December 16, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey signed Executive Order 2021-21 - Enhanced Surveillance Advisory: Monitoring and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

Key provisions of this order include the following:

  • Continuance of COVID-19 line list reporting requirements by all licensed hospitals, as defined in Arizona Administrative Code (“A.A.C.”) R9-10-101(108)
  • Continuance of hospital reporting through EMResources of ICU beds, ventilators, and ECMOs by hospitals as defined in A.A.C. R9-10-101(108)
  • Continuance of reporting of results of all COVID-19 tests by laboratories as defined in A.R.S § 36-451(4) 
  • Continuance of COVID-19 vaccine reporting requirements by individuals, healthcare providers, or local health agencies administering COVID-19 vaccines
  • Continuance of the Post Acute Care Capacity Tracker reporting for specialized care institutions
  • New reporting requirements for hospitals, as defined in A.A.C. R9-10-101, at noon every 24 hours

o   Number of patients pending transfer out of system, greater than 24 hours
o   Number of holds awaiting an inpatient bed
o   Number of intubations performed each day for respiratory distress
o   Number of COVID-19 positive patients or patients with suspected COVID-19 discharged per day 

  • Discontinuation of two reporting requirements into EMResource for hospitals, as defined in A.A.C. R9-10-101 (ECMO reporting still required into the ECMO Tracker)

o   Number of ECMOs in use
o   Number of ECMOs available for use


For more information and full reporting requirements, see E.O. 2021-21