CMS hits pause on federal vaccine mandate enforcement
- By: Danielle Watford
- On: 12/06/2021 09:26:03
- In: Legislative/Government Affairs
The government has appealed the preliminary injunctions, and with the ongoing litigation, the Court-ordered injunctions could be reversed at any time. AHCA/NCAL recommends members continue to encourage staff to get COVID-19 vaccines and prepare for a vaccine mandate so that if the government's arguments prevail, policies and procedures can be quickly implemented. AHCA/NCAL will provide additional details as soon as anything changes.
In addition, nursing homes are still required to meet the demands of the May 2021 IFR on educating and offering the COVID-19 vaccine to staff and residents, which includes tracking vaccination status of all staff.
The Association recognizes the importance of COVID-19 vaccines in reducing outbreaks and saving lives and encourages providers to continue to schedule booster clinics to protect residents and staff. Members can find free resources on encouraging uptake on AHCA/NCAL's #getvaccinated website.
A recording of yesterday's Office Hours on the Vaccine Mandate hosted by AHCA/NCAL will be available soon. Additionally, a recording of the Association's webinar on religious and medical exemptions is now available.
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