The Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Inspector General, and the FBI Criminal Investigative Division, in coordination with the FBI’s Office of Private Sector, prepared a Liaison Information Report to inform health care providers and public health entities about several reported incidents involving fake COVID-19 vaccination records. The report recommends that vaccine administrators do not share blank vaccine cards with individuals who have not received a vaccine, and that health care professionals discourage individuals from sharing photos or copies of vaccine cards, particularly on social media. The report stresses the importance of continuing to follow CDC guidance regarding social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment.
Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards Pose Health Risks
March 15, 2021
COVID-19 Guidance for Hospitals and Nursing Homes
GNYHA has compiled the guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) during the COVID-19 emergency. While we have sought to make the compilation as thorough as possible, this is an ongoing project, and we welcome member input on items we may have missed. We have included, where applicable, references to other...
July 19, 2021
State Education Department Posts Notice on the Continued Use of Non-Patient Specific Standing Orders for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination
GNYHA has continued to work with the State on the need to keep certain legal and regulatory flexibilities following the June 25 expiration of the New York State declaration of emergency. One such flexibility is the expanded use of non-patient specific standing orders (NPSO) for COVID-19 testing and vaccination. In his Executive Order (EO) formally...
July 19, 2021
DOH Guidance to Hospitals on Nursing Home Discharges
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued the attached “Dear Administrator Letter” advising that, following the expiration of the State’s COVID-19 emergency, Article 28 general hospitals are no longer required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result prior to discharging a patient to a nursing home or adult care facility. The COVID-19...
July 3, 2021