The attached fact sheet was provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on President Donald Trump’s emergency COVID-19 declaration.
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet
March 14, 2020
NYS Health Care Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Toolkit
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued an Order pursuant to Section 16 of the Public Health Law implementing the announcement that general hospitals and nursing homes must continuously require covered personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the first dose received by September 27. The Order states that there should...
September 28, 2021
Court Temporarily Enjoins State from Enforcement on Religious Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Personnel
A Federal judge in Utica issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) today in connection with the New York State COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care personnel. What this means (contrary to popular media reports) is the mandate remains in effect; however, the State cannot enforce its prohibition against religious exemptions. As a practical matter, the...
September 15, 2021
Continuing Care Regulatory Updates, Deadline Reminder
Below are several continuing care regulatory updates and a deadline reminder. Regulatory Updates Health Care Personnel Vaccination Requirements: Per ML-85, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) published emergency regulations on health care personnel vaccination requirements for Article 28 nursing homes and hospitals to provide the first COVID-19 vaccination by September 27. DOH will not...
September 1, 2021