New York Physician Practice Settings Must Inform Patients How To Report To OPMC

October 13, 2020

  In legislation enacted on October 7, 2020, New York State is requiring physicians’ practice settings to post notice, visible to patients, that direct patients to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct’s (“OPMC’s”) website to obtain information about their rights and how to file a complaint regarding professional misconduct. The requirement is effective immediately. This …

New York State Attorney General Releases Guidance On Appraisals Of Property For Not-For-Profit And Religious Corporations

October 12, 2020

  On October 8, 2020, the Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau released guidance regarding property appraisals for not-for-profit corporations and certain religious corporations seeking approval of property transactions by the Attorney General or the Court. To review the full guidance issued, see https://www.charitiesnys.com/pdfs/AppraisalGuidance.pdf. The New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (“NPCL”) …

HHS Opens Up Additional $20 Billion In Grants To Healthcare Providers

October 2, 2020

  On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced a Phase 3 General Distribution of Provider Relief Funds. Eligible providers can begin applying on October 5, and the deadline to apply is November 6. Who is eligible: Providers who previously received, rejected or accepted a General Distribution Provider Relief …

CMS Releases Guidance On Emergency Preparedness Testing Exercises For Inpatient And Outpatient Facilities

  In a memo, dated September 28, 2020, the Director of the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group in CMS’ Center for Clinical Standards and Quality clarified that facilities that activated their emergency plans due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) are exempt from their next required full-scale community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise. Affected …

United States Department of Labor Narrows Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Definition of “Health Care Provider”

September 22, 2020

  On September 11, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) revised a definition of who is a “health care provider” for purposes of excluding those employees, i.e., not providing federal paid sick leave, from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The Revised Final Rule significantly narrows the prior definition, and employers in the …