On November 5, 2021, the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers (CMS) printed an interim closing rule that requires vaccinations for sure well being care employees. The rule is proscribed to solely these entities who’re surveyed by CMS and have Circumstances of Participation, Circumstances for Protection, or Necessities for Participation within the Medicare and Medicaid packages. Our well being care workforce just lately summarized the rule, and is continuous to comply with developments on this space.
As well as, our labor and employment workforce additionally supplied an identical overview of the brand new Occupational Security and Well being Administration (OSHA) closing rule. OSHA has issued its COVID-19 Emergency Momentary Commonplace (ETS) for personal employers, which works into impact on December 5, 2021, although as of this posting, the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the fifth Circuit quickly blocked the mandate whereas the courtroom evaluations it.