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States’ COVID-19 Immunity Statutes and Product Liability Claims Related to COVID-19
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, July 2021

Dinsmore's Chris Cashen, Anne Guillory, Chris Jackson, and Kyle Bunnell were published in dri Strictly Speaking, Vol. 18 Issue 1. Their article, "States’ COVID-19 Immunity Statutes and Product Liability Claims Related to COVID-19," examines states’ COVID-19 immunity statutes for product designers, manufacturers, and distributors concerning COVID-19-related lawsuits...

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 ETS for Health Care Employers, Updated Prevention Guidance for All Other Sectors
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, June 2021

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers only in the health care sector in response to President Joe Biden’s January Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety. The ETS becomes effective on the date it is published in the Federal Register, which is yet to be determined. In addition, OSHA promulgated new non-binding guidance for employers in all other sectors. ETS for Health Care Employers The ETS contains several workplace safety requirements for covered employers, including infection-control measures, paid leave, and training...

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EEOC Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations, Incentives and Confidentiality
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, May 2021

On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated and expanded guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic’s interactions with federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws. The majority of the new guidance is directed at inquiries regarding vaccination status, vaccine incentives, and accommodations.  Highlights from the new guidance include: The federal EEO laws do not prevent employers from requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but employers must provide accommodations for religion, disability, and pregnancy unless it would present an undue hardship...

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CMS Announces Revisions to Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Testing Requirements
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, May 2021

On April 27, 2021, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced revised guidance for Interim Final Rule, CMS-3401-IFC related to Long-Term Care Facility Testing Requirements and the COVID-19 Focused Survey Tool. CMS published the initial interim final rule with comment period on Aug. 25, 2020. Under the original Interim Final Rule, “[f]acilities are required to test residents and staff, including individuals providing services under arrangement and volunteers, for COVID-19 based on parameters set forth by the HHS Secretary”[1]...

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CMS: Long-Term Care Providers Must Report Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Data
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, May 2021

On May 11, 2021, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new rule that will require long-term care facilities and residential facilities serving clients with intellectual disabilities to educate and offer COVID-19 vaccines to residents, clients and staff. This new requirement will closely align with current requirements for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in long-term care facilities. The new rule will also require long-term care facilities to report weekly COVID-19 vaccination status data for both residents and staff. Enforcement of the new rule is expected to begin June 14, 2021...

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