Join Foley’s Health Care and Labor & Employment Practices for a discussion and Q&A on top issues posed by the new OSHA ETS and CMS Vaccine mandate. Such issues will include how vendors and health care providers are being indirectly impacted by the new mandates—existing contract provisions, separate vendor policy considerations, whether to impose ETS or CMS rules even if not directly regulated—and whether those regulated by the CMS rule should treat the OSHA ETS as a floor for compliance. Additionally, the panel will talk about medical/religious accommodations and ongoing testing issues, as well as legal challenges and state/legislative conflicts.
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As we noted during the program, this is a rapidly-developing area with a number of states challenging the federal regulations. For example, the most recent court action was issued after recording. State of Missouri v. Biden, Case No. 4:21-cv-01329-MTS (E.D.Mo. Nov. 29, 2021). This decision enjoined CMS from enforcing the rule in the States of Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming pending a trial on the merits; though it did not restrict health care providers from voluntarily imposing mandatory vaccine policies for their workforce or contractors that are compliant with existing law. We will update clients and friends on these developments at www.healthcarelawtoday.com.