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  • New Jersey: Vaccines Or Testing for Workers in Healthcare and High-Risk Congregate Settings

    New Jersey is requiring employers in covered healthcare and high-risk congregate settings (“covered settings”) to establish a policy that: (1) mandates vaccinations or weekly testing for workers; (2) creates a system to track the results of the applicable testing requirements; and (3) creates a system to communicate the results of such testing to local public... Continue Reading…
    August 10, 2021
  • New Jersey: Vaccines Or Testing for Workers in Healthcare and High-Risk Congregate Settings

    New Jersey is requiring employers in covered healthcare and high-risk congregate settings (“covered settings”) to establish a policy that: (1) mandates vaccinations or weekly testing for workers; (2) creates a system to track the results of the applicable testing requirements; and (3) creates a system to communicate the results of such testing to local public... Continue Reading
    August 10, 2021
  • New Jersey Department of Labor Issues Final Regulations for COVID-19 Job Protection Law

    The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has issued final regulations related to the COVID-19 Job Protection Act signed into law on March 20, 2020. The law generally protects employees from adverse actions when they take or request time off at the written or electronic recommendation of a medical professional licensed in... Continue Reading…
    September 14, 2020
  • New Jersey Department of Labor Issues Final Regulations for COVID-19 Job Protection Law

    The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has issued final regulations related to the COVID-19 Job Protection Act signed into law on March 20, 2020. The law generally protects employees from adverse actions when they take or request time off at the written or electronic recommendation of a medical professional licensed in... Continue Reading
    September 14, 2020
  • New Jersey Executive Directive Requires Testing Protocols at Certain Healthcare Facilities

    The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) has issued an Executive Directive (ED) requiring all licensed long-term care facilities, assisted living residences, comprehensive personal care homes, residential healthcare facilities, and dementia care homes to implement testing and response protocols by May 19, 2020. Although many facilities likely have already implemented crisis response protocols, the ED...… Continue Reading
    May 13, 2020
  • New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Requiring ‘Title 26 Hospitals’ to Report Demographic Data on COVID-19

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill requiring hospitals licensed under New Jersey Statutes Title 26 to report demographic data on COVID-19 cases. To the extent they have not already done so, hospitals affected by the new law should initiate data collection protocols on the demographics of COVID-19 patients by including age, ethnicity,... Continue Reading…
    April 23, 2020
  • New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Requiring ‘Title 26 Hospitals’ to Report Demographic Data on COVID-19

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill requiring hospitals licensed under New Jersey Statutes Title 26 to report demographic data on COVID-19 cases. To the extent they have not already done so, hospitals affected by the new law should initiate data collection protocols on the demographics of COVID-19 patients by including age, ethnicity,...… Continue Reading
    April 23, 2020
  • New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Hospitals to Report Demographic Data on COVID-19

    The New Jersey Legislature has passed a bill requiring hospitals licensed under New Jersey Statutes Title 26 to report COVID-19-related demographic data (e.g., age, ethnicity, gender, and race) to the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH). Previously, the Governor required specific healthcare facilities to report personal protective equipment inventory (see our article, New Jersey Authorizes... Continue Reading…
    April 16, 2020
  • New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Hospitals to Report Demographic Data on COVID-19

    The New Jersey Legislature has passed a bill requiring hospitals licensed under New Jersey Statutes Title 26 to report COVID-19-related demographic data (e.g., age, ethnicity, gender, and race) to the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH). Previously, the Governor required specific healthcare facilities to report personal protective equipment inventory (see our article, New Jersey Authorizes...… Continue Reading
    April 16, 2020
  • New Jersey: Designated ‘Health Care Facilities’ to Submit Daily Reports on Capacity, Supplies

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed an Executive Order directing “health care facilities” designated by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to submit reports on capacity and supplies by 10:00 a.m. each day. The Governor signed Executive Order 111 on March 28, 2020. It is the tenth EO he has signed since the onset...… Continue Reading
    March 30, 2020

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