COVID Health Care Worker Mandates: New York, New Jersey And Connecticut

August 19, 2021

  As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have mandated that certain health care workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. New York By Order dated August 18, 2021, the New York State Commissioner of Health is requiring that healthcare workers in general hospitals (e., hospitals that provide inpatient …

New Disclosure Requirement For NY Residential Health Care Facilities

August 13, 2021

  Effective October 1, 2021, residential health care facilities in New York will be required to provide potential residents and their families with a separate document, in no less than twelve point font, as part of their admission packet that includes the following information: how to look up complaints, citations, inspections, enforcement actions, and penalties …

How Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Affects Workplaces in NY, NJ, and CT

July 22, 2021

  As NY, NJ, and CT have legalized recreational marijuana, our firm has formally launched its Cannabis Law Practice Group to help our clients navigate the rapidly evolving cannabis laws and regulations. Each state’s law creates protections for employees who legally use recreational marijuana and prohibits employers from taking adverse employment actions for legal cannabis …

CMS Proposes Increased Penalties For Failure To Comply With Hospital Price Transparency Rule

July 21, 2021

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a proposed rule that would increase financial penalties for hospitals that fail to comply with the CY 2020 Hospital Price Transparency final rule.  Among other things, the final rule requires hospitals to publish a list of their standard charges as a comprehensive machine-readable file, …

Federal Agencies Publish Interim Final Rules for the No Surprises Act

July 14, 2021

  On July 13, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other Federal agencies published Interim Final Rules related to the No Surprises Act, the Federal consumer protection law that aims to close the gap between existing state and Federal laws that offer patient protections against surprise medical bills.  DHHS will finalize …