IRS Grants Extension for Non-Profit Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements

On July 14, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service extended the deadline for hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA). Healthcare organizations that claim non-profit status are required to complete a CHNA every three years, but the COVID-19 emergency has significantly interfered with hospitals’ ability to timely and accurately perform the assessment. The original due date of July 15, 2020 has been extended until December 31, 2020.