Larry Vernaglia Quoted on Vaccine Mandate Update for Healthcare Workers

09 November 2021 Bloomberg Law News

Partner Larry Vernaglia was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article in titled “Health Worker Vaccine Mandate Expected to Withstand Challenges.” The article covers the Biden administration’s mandate that healthcare workers at facilities paid by Medicare get a Covid-19 vaccination, stating that the rule is likely to hold up against future court challenges.

Vernaglia told the outlet that if a state, for instance, decided, “We don’t want to require our doctors to wash their hands anymore,” it makes sense that the CMS could say, “We don’t have to pay for that. CMS wants to pay for safe care.” Differing regulatory schemes like these make the health-care worker mandate less susceptible to an overall challenge.