The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances within the healthcare industry that may provoke further crisis for hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other frontline healthcare providers in the form of potential liability claims for noncompliance with COVID-19 protocols or other standards. In response to the pandemic, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has expanded the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act’s immunity protection.
We will be hosting a webinar to discuss the PREP Act and its protections. We invite you to join us to get more information on HHS Advisory Opinion and available guidance on the PREP Act, state initiatives to provide immunity for healthcare providers, and legal and practical risk management considerations for providers continuing to manage their operations in the pandemic.
Our FDA and product liability lawyers, Michele Buenafe, Kathleen Sanzo, Stephen Ruscus, and John Lavelle also recently published a LawFlash discussing how PREP Act liability immunity continues to be critical for manufactures and users of COVID-19 medical products.