(Recorded Webinar) Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates – Updates on the Legal and Compliance Challenges
Note: This webinar was recorded prior to the release of the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling on the CMS and OSHA vaccine mandates on 1/13/22. For more information on the rulings, please see our blog posts here (CMS) and here (OSHA).
Since federal vaccine mandates were announced in September 2021, the mandates have faced a series of legal challenges. Health centers and other health care providers have faced a host of compliance challenges. In this webinar, we will provide an update on the legal challenges, including reflections on the January 7th Supreme Court arguments on the CMS and OSHA vaccine mandates. We will also discuss how health centers should respond to the December 28th guidance from CMS on enforcement of its vaccine mandate, including the updated compliance deadlines. We will also discuss the current status of OSHA’s COVID-19 Healthcare ETS.
- Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
- CEOs, COOs, CMOs
- Clinic Managers
- Human Resource Managers and Staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand the current legal status of the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates applicable to health centers
- Implement policies, procedures and other activities to ensure compliance with CMS’ recently updated compliance deadlines
- Determine which elements of OSHA’s COVID-19 Healthcare ETS are still required
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]
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]
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