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Board of Health and Welfare adopts rule for timely activation of crisis standards of care

At an emergency board meeting today, the Board of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare approved  a temporary administrative rule…

COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in Idaho

The Department of Health and Welfare has announced that COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in Idaho for November, based on preliminary data collected from death certificates. It is the third leading cause of death from January 2020 through November 2020.

DHW encourages Idaho Medicaid providers to apply for funding before Dec. 18 deadline

Idaho Medicaid providers may be eligible for funding from the Medicaid Provider CFAC  Stabilization Funding Opportunity, but the deadline is fast approaching. The one-page application is due by 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

Board of Health and Welfare to meet Friday to vote on rule for crisis standards of care

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will meet via WebEx and in Boise at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, to review and vote on an administrative rule for crisis standards of care. Members will consider Docket No. 16-0209-2101 Crisis Standards of Care for Healthcare Entities.

Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee to meet Friday

The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee will meet from noon to 2 p.m. (MT) on Friday, Dec.

Idaho’s COVID-19 data dashboard will not be updated on Thanksgiving Day

The Department of Health and Welfare staff will update the COVID-19 dashboard case data daily this week, except for Thursday. The counts from Thursday will be included in the Friday update.

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee to meet Friday

The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee will meet from noon to 2 p.m.

Vaccine Advisory Committee recommends Idaho accept early distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

The Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee on Friday recommended the state accept what’s called early distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Board of Health and Welfare to hold regular meeting Nov. 12

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, in Boise and via WebEx.

Blaine and Twin Falls counties claim first two flu-related deaths this season. Both also had COVID-19.

A Blaine-County man older than 60 years of age and a woman older than 80 years of age from Twin Falls County have been reported as the first influenza-related deaths of the 2020-21 season. Both were also infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.