On November 5, 2021, the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Companies (CMS) printed an interim last rule that requires vaccinations for sure well being care staff. The rule is proscribed to solely these entities who’re surveyed by CMS and have Situations of Participation, Situations for Protection, or Necessities for Participation within the Medicare and Medicaid packages. Our well being care group lately summarized the rule, and is constant to observe developments on this space.
As well as, our labor and employment group additionally supplied the same overview of the brand new Occupational Security and Well being Administration (OSHA) last rule. OSHA has issued its COVID-19 Emergency Non permanent Commonplace (ETS) for personal employers, which fits into impact on December 5, 2021, although as of this posting, the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the fifth Circuit briefly blocked the mandate whereas the courtroom opinions it.