OSHA Public Hearing on COVID-19 Health Care Rulemaking

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On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final rule establishing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare and health care support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present (86 FR 32376). The ETS took effect […]

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OSHA Public Hearing on COVID-19 Health Care Rulemaking

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On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final rule establishing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare and health care support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present (86 FR 32376). The ETS took effect […]

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OSHA Public Hearing on COVID-19 Health Care Rulemaking

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On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final rule establishing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare and health care support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present (86 FR 32376). The ETS took effect […]

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OSHA Seeks Additional Comments on the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS

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Comments are due April 22, 2022 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Federal Register notice to allow for additional public comments and scheduled an informal public hearing  related to the development of a final standard to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus. On June 21, […]

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OSHA Seeks Additional Comments on the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS

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Comments are due April 22, 2022 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Federal Register notice to allow for additional public comments and scheduled an informal public hearing  related to the development of a final standard to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus. On June 21, […]

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OSHA Seeks Additional Comments on the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS

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Comments are due April 22, 2022 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Federal Register notice to allow for additional public comments and scheduled an informal public hearing  related to the development of a final standard to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus. On […]

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OSHA Extends Comment Period for COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

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As reported here on June 15, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present. During the period of the emergency standard, covered healthcare […]

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OSHA Extends Comment Period for COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

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As reported in NAHC Report on June 15, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present. During the period of the emergency standard, […]

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OSHA Seeks Comments on Bloodborne Pathogen Standards

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking public comments on its Bloodborne Pathogen Standards.  The Bloodborne Pathogen Standards are due for the three year Office of Management and Budget renewal under the Paperwork Reduction Act. As part of this renewal, OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:  Whether the […]

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Public Comment Sought on Community-based Palliative Care Measures

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In September 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded seven organizations new cooperative agreements to partner in developing, improving, updating, or expanding quality measures for Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP).  Among these cooperative agreements, authorized under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), was a $5.5 million grant to […]

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Federal Task Force Seeks Comment on Draft Pain Management Report

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Among other actions, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA – Public Law 114-198) authorized creation of a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) charged with: Identification and review of existing best practices for pain management Determination of whether gaps or inconsistencies between such best practices exist, and Development of […]

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New York Plans to Create an Advanced Home Health Aide Program

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The state of New York is currently accepting stakeholder comment on a plan, announced on June 27, 2018, to create an advanced home health aide program. The New York Advanced Home Health Aide (AHHA) program would allow a certain class of home health aides who have successfully completed training to perform advanced jobs under the […]

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