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In an article published online in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News on September 8, 2021, Partner JJ Maskowitz discusses legal risk considerations for long-term care facilities in light of the surge in the Delta variant and the importance of developing, implementing and updating policies and procedures to navigate future emergencies. “Looking ahead, attention to these updates will prove vital to opposing claims from the Plaintiff’s bar as long-term care facilities

In an article published by the Tampa Bay Times on September 3, 2021, Partner Ryan Rivas is quoted discussing Tampa Bay hospitals’ vaccination policies and their hesitancy to mandate vaccination for employees. After 18 months of treating COVID patients, many nurses are leaving their jobs due to burnout. Hospital administrators fear that mandating vaccines will cause more nurses to quit, exacerbating staffing issues. “Hospitals also have to weigh how to

In an article published by Healthcare Risk Management on July 27, 2021, Associate Allison Averbuch is quoted discussing considerations for employers deciding whether to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for employees. While recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance offers firm legal ground for employers to require employees to be vaccinated, several additional factors must be considered. The recent ruling in Texas, which “dismissed a lawsuit filed by employees of

Written by: Eve Soldatos, Esq. and Kyle A. Schiedo, Esq. Edited by: Nicole A. Callahan, Esq. On June 5, 2020, plaintiff Vivian Rivera-Zayas brought an action in Kings County Supreme Court against Long Island nursing home Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Center, claiming that the nursing home was negligent, reckless, and willful in their failure to implement appropriate COVID-19 infection prevention policies. Ms. Rivera-Zayas alleges that her

Author: Eve Soldatos, Esq. On June 14, 2021, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 6 into law, amending the Civil Practice and Remedies Code by adding Section 74.155. The new section, 74.155(b) states that except in cases of reckless conduct or intentional, willful, or wanton misconduct, a physician, health care provider or first responder is not liable for an injury, including economic and non-economic damages, or death arising from care, treatment,

Written by: Eve Soldatos, Esq. On June 14, 2021, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 6 into law, amending the Civil Practice and Remedies Code by adding Section 74.155. The new section, 74.155(b) states that except in cases of reckless conduct or intentional, willful, or wanton misconduct, a physician, health care provider or first responder is not liable for an injury, including economic and non-economic damages, or death arising from

Written by: Beth Boone, Esq. Death by suicide behind bars is a serious challenge in correctional health care, and there is a greater focus on expanding mental health services and prevention programs to reduce fatalities. Corrections officers, facility administrators, community health care agencies and other stakeholders also play important roles in watching for suicide risk, and understanding their role in making referrals or getting treatment for people who exhibit risk

Compiled by: Ashik R. Jahan, Esq. Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-biden-set-ban-most-travel-us-india-limit-covid-19-spread-2021-04-30/  Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, particularly "the magnitude and scope" of the surge India is experiencing (1/3 of new global cases), the White House has issued new travel restrictions on India on the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect the nation's public health from travelers entering the U.S. from India.  Similar restrictions are already

For many people who are battling opioid addiction or achieved sobriety, there is a new threat of relapse: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mandatory quarantines, shelter-in-place orders and new daily stressors such as the loss of childcare and the demands of running remote school are creating new challenges for people who are or have been addicted. Diminished access to treatment, therapy sessions and positive socialization all present risk factors for substance

Written by: Beth Boone, Esq. As COVID vaccines become more widely available and distributed across the United States, state and local corrections facilities are receiving vaccines according to their jurisdiction’s vaccine plan. Sometimes that means varying prioritization based on facility size, geography, local logistics and the number of available medical staff. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worked with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to develop a vaccine