(Recorded Webinar) Part 2: Responding to Medical and Religious Exemption and Accommodation Requests

Duration: 90 minutes
Recorded on: 12/9/2021

This webinar is Part 2 of 2 of the Federal Vaccine Mandates and Responding to Exemption and Accommodation Requests webinar series. To purchase the series, click here.


Under federal law, some health center staff members may be exempt from a health center’s vaccine mandate pursuant to the reasonable accommodation provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  There are two types of exemptions:

  • Religious exemptions for sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, and observances; and
  • Medical exemptions for certain disabilities.

Health centers must engage in an interactive process with employees to analyze exemption requests and, when an exemption is granted, to determine whether there is a reasonable accommodation that the health center can provide.  Notably, the CMR IFR includes additional documentation requirements for medical exemption requests from staff members.

Navigating the process for analyzing exemptions and providing accommodations can be difficult and costly for health centers.  

As health centers receive and respond to exemption requests related to the vaccine mandates required under the CMS IFR, join FTLF for Part 2 of this webinar series in which we will explore best practices for handling exemption requests - from documenting the interactive process to the confidentiality requirements around the information received from employees.


Please note: This webinar series is offered at a discounted price of $300 for all Health Center Compliance 2022 Premium Plan Subscribers. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or Contact Us.

Target Audience

  • CEOs, COOs, CMOs
  • Clinical Staff
  • Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand how medical and religious exemptions work under federal law
  • Develop documentation procedures that reflect the interactive process of evaluating medical and religious exemptions
  • Identify strategies to limit employment-related risk for your health center providers when mandating COVID-19 vaccines
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
01/20/2022
Course expires: 
01/01/2023

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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
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