The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association recently asked the ADHS for some regulatory relief so that their member hospitals can more effectively respond to the ongoing surge of COVID patients.

AzHHA asked for waivers that would allow the transport of patients in private vehicles, let hospitals send some emergency room patients to urgent care, and allow them to put adult and pediatric patients in the same room among other things. 

The ADHS responded later in the week and agreed to waive some but not all of the requests. Here’s the letter from ADHS and here’s the administrative order.