Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry
Members of our healthcare and life sciences teams recently published an analysis of key insurance, liability, and enforcement considerations for organizations providing vaccine access. Highlights include the state and federal laws providing protection to organizations during an outbreak of an infectious disease, what is important for private employers contemplating the administration of closed point-of-delivery vaccination programs to know, and current enforcement trends.
Members of our labor and employment team recently published a LawFlash examining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new guidance stating fully vaccinated individuals can safely forgo masks and social distancing requirements in most indoor locations. This policy change is due to new information showing reduced risk of COVID-19 infection in vaccinated individuals and reduced risk of transmission from fully vaccinated persons to unvaccinated persons.
Members of our labor and employment team recently published a LawFlash discussing and analyzing the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (the HERO Act), which was signed into law on May 5, 2021 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The HERO Act requires the New York State Department of Labor and New York State Department of Health to create industry-specific airborne infectious disease standards that must be used by all employers doing business within the State of New York.
We hosted a very informative Fast Break session last week discussing what healthcare providers need to know as they prepare their employees to return to work and try to get back to a sense of normalcy. If you weren’t able to join us for the live program with Daniel Kadish, one of the leaders of Morgan Lewis's COVID-19 compliance and counseling team, be sure to access the presentation on demand or peruse the main takeaways below.
Members of our labor and employment team recently published a LawFlash discussing the US Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) April 14 issuance of three pieces of subregulatory guidance addressing the cybersecurity practices of retirement plan sponsors, vendors, and plan participants respectively. This resource, which includes our team’s analysis and observations, may be of particular interest to employers in the healthcare sector, who are all too familiar with how important it is to keep data secure.
Our immigration team recently published a resource discussing the expiration of Presidential Proclamation 10052 (PP 10052). This resource may be of interest to Health Law Scan readers, as this action may impact visa holders in the healthcare sector and will be highly beneficial for companies and employees seeking to resume global mobility.
Our immigration team has been actively publishing resources as the Biden administration continues to make changes to existing immigration framework. These topics may be of importance to Health Law Scan readers, and we encourage you to access these publications below.
Members of our labor and employment team published a LawFlash discussing the Biden administration’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) updated COVID-19 guidance. The LawFlash dives into the significant new guidance, including testing, quarantining, and mask-wearing. This may be of particular interest to Health Law Scan readers who are considering return to work issues.
Our labor and employment team recently published a LawFlash covering the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new employer guidance on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new guidance, released on January 29, recommends that employers implement a COVID-19 prevention program, explores key measures for limiting the spread of COVID-19, and highlights other new and noteworthy recommendations.
Members of our vaccine taskforce recently published an important Insight outlining a selection of key legal considerations and updates as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to take shape, including the status of the US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine products, distribution, key legal issues at the state level, employer mandates and employee incentives, and important liability concerns.