22 States Urge Biden Admin to Repeal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

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A group of 22 states is asking the Biden administration to withdraw the mandate requiring health care workers in any Medicare and Medicaid-funded facilities be vaccinated against COVID-19. The 39-page petition from the group, led by Austin Knudsen, the Attorney General of Montana, asks the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to COVID-19 Worker Vax Mandate

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On Monday, October 3, the United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal from ten states attorneys general, declining to hear their legal challenge to the COVID-19 health care worker vaccination mandate created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The mandate, which included exemptions for religious purposes, applied to about 10.4 million workers at care facilities that receive […]

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Surveys for Compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted memo QSO-22-17-ALL containing new instructions for surveys for compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements. CMS previously issued guidance and survey procedures to survey entities for assessing and maintaining compliance with the regulatory requirements for vaccination. Under the previous guidance, federal, state and Accreditation Organization (AO) […]

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Surveys for Compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted memo QSO-22-17-ALL containing new instructions for surveys for compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements. CMS previously issued guidance and survey procedures to survey entities for assessing and maintaining compliance with the regulatory requirements for vaccination. Under the previous guidance, federal, state and Accreditation […]

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OSHA Withdraws Temporary COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Testing Rule

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Agency leaves door open to future permanent standard on COVID vaccination-or-testing The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is withdrawing its emergency temporary standard (ETS) to require all large businesses in the United States to implement a COVID-19 vaccine-or-weekly-testing policy for employees by February 9, 2022. However, OSHA has decided to propose that the make the temporary […]

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CMS Issues Guidance on the Vaccine Mandate for all States

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS), Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO)Group has issued three separate guidance memorandums  (QSO-22-07,QSO-22-09, and QSO-22-11) to address compliance with the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination, Interim Final Rule. Three  memos have been issued to accommodate the varying Appeals Court and United States  Supreme Court decisions reading […]

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OSHA Withdraws Temporary COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Testing Rule

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Agency leaves door open to future permanent standard on COVID vaccination-or-testing The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is withdrawing its emergency temporary standard (ETS) to require all large businesses in the United States to implement a COVID-19 vaccine-or-weekly-testing policy for employees by February 9, 2022. However, OSHA has decided to propose that the make the temporary […]

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CMS Issues Guidance on the Vaccine Mandate for all States

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS), Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO)Group has issued three separate guidance memorandums  (QSO-22-07,QSO-22-09, and QSO-22-11) to address compliance with the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination, Interim Final Rule. Three  memos have been issued to accommodate the varying Appeals Court and United States  Supreme Court decisions reading […]

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OSHA Withdraws Temporary COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Testing Rule

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Agency leaves door open to future permanent standard on COVID vaccination-or-testing The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is withdrawing its emergency temporary standard (ETS) to require all large businesses in the United States to implement a COVID-19 vaccine-or-weekly-testing policy for employees by February 9, 2022. However, OSHA has decided to propose that the make […]

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CMS Issues Guidance on the Vaccine Mandate for all States

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS), Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO)Group has issued three separate guidance memorandums  (QSO-22-07,QSO-22-09, and QSO-22-11) to address compliance with the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination, Interim Final Rule. Three  memos have been issued to accommodate the varying Appeals Court and United States  Supreme Court decisions reading […]

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Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Covid Rule for Biz, Upholds Health Worker Mandate

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The Supreme Court handed down a split decision on two Biden administration workplace rules to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, blocking an OSHA rule requiring businesses with at least 100 employees to compel their workers to get vaccinated or wear masks and test negative at least once per week, but upholding a […]

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Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Covid Rule for Biz, Upholds Health Worker Mandate

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The Supreme Court handed down a split decision on two Biden administration workplace rules to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, blocking an OSHA rule requiring businesses with at least 100 employees to compel their workers to get vaccinated or wear masks and test negative at least once per week, but upholding a […]

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