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  • What Healthcare Employers Need to Know About the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Vaccine Mandate

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) establishing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff employed at Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers. Read more. Continue Reading…
    November 22, 2021
  • What Healthcare Employers Need to Know About the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Vaccine Mandate

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) establishing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff employed at Medicare and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers. Read more. Continue Reading…
    November 10, 2021
  • Connecticut Mandates Vaccination for Employees of Broadly Defined ‘Long-Term Care Facilities’

    Connecticut is requiring certain healthcare employees be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. Connecticut joins other states, including Washington and Massachusetts, in mandating vaccination. Read more. Continue Reading…
    August 10, 2021
  • National Hospital Associations Release Statements Endorsing Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Workers

    The nation’s largest healthcare groups and associations have released separate statements endorsing the position that all healthcare workers should be fully vaccinated and supporting the implementation of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in hospitals and health systems nationwide. On July 21, 2021, the American Hospital Association (“AHA”), an organization representing close to 5,000 members, released a...… Continue Reading
    July 26, 2021
  • National Hospital Associations Release Statements Endorsing Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Workers

    The nation’s largest healthcare groups and associations have released separate statements endorsing the position that all healthcare workers should be fully vaccinated and supporting the implementation of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in hospitals and health systems nationwide. On July 21, 2021, the American Hospital Association (“AHA”), an organization representing close to 5,000 members, released a... Continue Reading…
    July 26, 2021
  • Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

    Connecticut has become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults. Governor Ned Lamont signed the Act Concerning Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-use Cannabis on June 22, 2021. Connecticut will permit individuals 21 years of age and older to possess and use recreational cannabis. Individuals cannot possess more than 1.5 ounces on...… Continue Reading
    June 23, 2021
  • Updated Guidance for Healthcare Personnel Returning To Work Post-Vaccination

    As more healthcare employees receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, questions about when vaccinated healthcare employees can return to work if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms continue to arise.  Coupled with ongoing staffing shortages in the industry, the need for employees to return to work when safe to do so is a pressing concern for many healthcare employers. To...… Continue Reading
    February 10, 2021
  • CDC Issues Post Vaccine-Considerations for Healthcare Personnel

    As employers in healthcare settings prepare to administer the vaccine to healthcare personnel, they are likely grappling with new practical considerations.  Undoubtedly, one of the most widespread challenges is how to manage employees with potential post-vaccination systemic signs and symptoms (“signs and symptoms”), without unnecessarily imposing work restrictions to the detriment of patient care demands. ...… Continue Reading
    December 14, 2020
  • CDC Issues Post Vaccine-Considerations for Healthcare Personnel

    As employers in healthcare settings prepare to administer the vaccine to healthcare personnel, they are likely grappling with new practical considerations.  Undoubtedly, one of the most widespread challenges is how to manage employees with potential post-vaccination systemic signs and symptoms (“signs and symptoms”), without unnecessarily imposing work restrictions to the detriment of patient care demands. ... Continue Reading…
    December 14, 2020
  • Year-End Considerations and Resources For Healthcare Employers

    Surging COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 vaccination considerations and post-election impacts are just a few of the many evolving issues facing healthcare employers as we head into the end of 2020. If you missed our recent Healthcare Industry Key Trends webinar, please consider watching as our Jackson Lewis colleagues touch on many of these issues and more.... Continue Reading…
    December 9, 2020

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