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Today in Washington – June 18, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[06/18/20]

Posted on June 18, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, June 18 Update Note – ​ Our Federal Advocacy Team is dedicated to providing frequent COVID-19 updates as they develop. We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time. These updates along with other resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website​. To learn more about... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – May 19, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/19/20]

Posted on May 19, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Tuesday, May 19 Update Our Federal Advocacy Team is dedicated to providing frequent COVID-19 updates as they develop. Going forward, these updates will be distributed as developments warrant instead of nightly. These updates along with other resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website​. Note – ​we believe this is... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 27, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/27/20]

Posted on April 27, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Monday, April 27 Recap Note – ​We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time, but it is subject to change ​as circumstances warrant. Also, all finalized resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website.​ HRSA Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal Today, the Health Resources and Services... READ MORE

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OSHA Adopts Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

[04/17/20]

Posted on April 17, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On April 13, 2020, OSHA issued instructions and guidance to Area Offices for handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports (“Plan”). The Plan’s objective is to ensure safe conditions for workers while also taking measures to protect its own personnel. The Plan sets forth interim procedures that allow flexibility and discretion for its... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 10, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/10/20]

Posted on April 10, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates

Published by: Hall Render

Friday, April 10 Recap Note – ​We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time, but it is subject to change ​as circumstances warrant. Also, all finalized resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website.​ HHS Delivers Initial $30 Billion in CARES Act Provider Funding HHS announced... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 7, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/07/20]

Posted on April 7, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates

Published by: Hall Render

Tuesday, April 7 Recap Note – ​We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time, but it is subject to change ​as circumstances warrant. Also, all finalized resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website.​ CMS Provides More Information on CARES Act Funding At the White House... READ MORE

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Legislative Pushes to Protect Health Care Workers Against Violence

[02/12/20]

Posted on February 12, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

States and the federal government are currently expanding laws intended to protect health care workers against workplace violence or raise the penalties for causing harm to health care workers. Workplace Violence Workers in health care settings often face the risk of workplace violence as a result of their interaction with patients and clients. While... READ MORE

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Updated: Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers

[04/16/15]

Posted on April 16, 2015 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Sam DeShazer

Last week, the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an updated version of its publication, “Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers” (the “Guidelines”). This technical assistance manual was first issued in 1996 and then revised in 2004. The Guidelines are identified by the... READ MORE

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Hospitals and Workplace Safety – OSHA’s New Website: Caring for Our Caregivers

[01/16/14]

Posted on January 16, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

Extensive Resource Materials Available The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)  launched a new educational online resource on January 15, 2014, which has extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs and implement safety and health management systems. The materials include fact... READ MORE

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Some Nursing Facilities Face OSHA Inspections Due to Excessive Employee Injuries

[11/11/11]

Posted on November 11, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has included nursing facilities in their Site-Specific Targeting 2011 (“SST-11”) Plan for facilities with high rates of injuries and illnesses experienced by workers.  The SST-11 selects individual facilities for inspection identified through the 2010 Data Initiative survey.  OSHA will target facilities with specific Days Away, Restricted, or... READ MORE

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