New Laws For New York Nursing Homes Will Take Effect On October 21, 2021

July 12, 2021

On June 11, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed Senate Bill S6767 into law. The amended law, which takes effect on October 21, 2021, will continue to greatly impact the ownership and operation of nursing homes in New York by imposing broad notice and contract disclosure requirements on nursing homes.  This law amends a chapter of laws …

Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

June 30, 2021

  Governor Ned Lamont has signed into law “An Act Concerning Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis” (SB-1201). The law covers a wide-range of issues related to the legalization of marijuana. Some major parts of the legislation include: PERSONAL USE Effective July 1, 2021, individuals who are at least 21 years old may possess …

New York Hospital/Nursing Home Staffing Legislation Enacted

June 29, 2021

On June 18, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law two bills related to clinical staffing for hospitals and nursing homes. As reported in our prior Alerts, dated May 7, 2021: General hospitals must establish a clinical staffing committee by January 1, 2022, and establish an annual clinical staffing plan for each care unit and shift …

The NJ Health Care Transparency Act: Time Is Running Out

  The New Jersey Health Care Transparency Act (the “Act”) becomes effective on July 1, 2021. The Act requires health care professionals to clearly inform patients of their training and qualifications when they are providing in-person care to patients and when advertising their practice. These requirements may necessitate new name badges and in-office signage. In …

Cuomo Announces End of State of Emergency in New York

June 24, 2021

  On June 23, 2021, Governor Cuomo announced that the State-of-Emergency in New York declared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic ends June 24, 2021.  Health care providers who are operating pursuant to any of the Executive Orders that are still in place will need to begin to modify operations to be consistent with …