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North Dakota Employer’s Blog: CMS Releases Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Rule for Health Care Workers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule, requiring health care settings that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for most of its employees.  The rule is effective today, November 5, 2021. Here are a few key takeaways from the rule: The staff vaccination requirement applies to…
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COVID-19 Immunity Protections and Limitations: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide

By Briana Rummel As healthcare providers make difficult decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, they may wonder if the decisions expose them to liability for professional negligence. In a recent article published in North Dakota Medical Association‘s the North Dakota Physician magazine, healthcare attorney Briana Rummel provides some guidance regarding COVID-19 immunity protections and limitations. Click the link…
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DOL Issues Updated FAQs on Paid Sick and Emergency FMLA Leave

Over the weekend, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its third installment of FAQs regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The FAQs now provide answers to fifty-nine questions related to the FFCRA’s paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions. Within these answers, the DOL has provided interpretations that are largely…
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