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COVID-19: Vaccine mandate enforced in Austria

Healthcare It News

With rising case numbers in across the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region and the rest of Europe, a fully vaccinated status might become compulsory for the use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) soon – at least in some countries. Thus, negative test results or the recovery status would no longer be accepted.

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Three Individuals Charged for Providing Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccination Cards for Employment Purposes

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A mother and her two daughters have been charged for providing fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards to maintain and obtain employment at a New York nursing home. Vaccination is mandatory for nursing home employment in New York. New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T.


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The Supreme Court Blocks a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for 84-Million Workers, but Upholds a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Health Law Attorney

In June 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“ OSHA ”) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ ETS ”) that would require, amongst other things, employers with 100 or more employees to adopt a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. OSHA was empowered solely to set workplace safety standards.

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Carceral Health Care Is Designed to Fail

Bill of Health

COVID-19 is not the first pandemic within prisons. Like these earlier carceral pandemics, the over 620,000 COVID-19 infections and 3,100 related deaths among incarcerated individuals to date simply expose how U.S. health law and policy fails to protect people in custody. By Andrea C.

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COVID-19 as Disability Interest Convergence?

Bill of Health

Some have suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic could be a moment of what critical race theorist Derrick Bell called “ interest convergence ,” where majority interests align with those of a minority group to create a critical moment for social change. Why Haven’t Interests Converged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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The Pandemic Prison

Bill of Health

The pandemic prison has utilized several of the worst features of incarceration as a foundational part of how the institution governs “public health” for its captives. The scale of COVID-19 in jails, prisons, and detention centers was expected. Yet biosecurity has not resulted in an expansion of prison health care.

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Nursing Home Update: CMS Unwinds Vaccine Mandate and More Regulations as Public Health Emergency End Nears

Hall Render

For this alert, “nursing homes” refers to skilled nursing facilities (often known as “SNFs”). COVID Regulations Impacted CMS issued several interim final rules during the PHE. COVID Testing Requirements. In 2020, CMS revised the nursing home infection control regulations at 42 CFR § 483.80