Part II: OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard: New Compliance Requirements and Challenges for Health Centers

August 18, 2021

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As of July 21, 2021, covered healthcare employers, including health centers, are required to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Occupational Exposure to COVID-19: Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  The ETS requires covered healthcare employers to implement a multi-layered approach to controlling exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, including patient and employee screening and management, providing personal protective equipment (PPE), implementing physical distancing and barriers, and supporting vaccination by providing reasonable time and paid leave.  While a number of these requirements will be familiar to health centers, there is still a substantial amount of work to comply with the ETS.

This two part interactive webinar series will explore the ETS and how health centers can, if covered, come into compliance.

In this second webinar we will review ETS requirements related to supporting COVID vaccination for employees, anti-retaliation and OSHA recordkeeping requirements.  Discuss ways to incorporate OSHA ETS into other health center initiatives related to emergency preparedness and compliance/risk management.  Discuss risks related to non-compliance and the future of the OSHA ETS. 

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
  • C-Suite Members, including CEOs and COOs
  • Clinic Directors
  • Human Resources Directors/Managers
  • Facilities Personnel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate whether the ETS applies to your health center or whether your health center is exempt. 
  • Understand the requirements of ETS. 
  • Discuss the intersection of the ETS and state OSHA requirements. 
  • Understand the possible ramifications of noncompliance. 
  • Discuss available resources to assist your health center in complying with the ETS. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
07/22/2021
Course expires: 
11/12/2021
Event starts: 
08/18/2021 3:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/18/2021 4:00pm EDT

MOLLY EVANS  

A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

DIANNE PLEDGIE

As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

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If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Compliance Officers/Risk Managers; C-Suite Members, including CEOs and COOs; Clinic Directors; Human Resources Directors/Managers; Facilities Personnel
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
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