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  • Amie Wilcox

    New Guidance Issued for CMS Vaccination Mandate Sets February 14, 2022 Enforcement Date

    January 19, 2022
    CMS Vaccine Mandate to be Enforced February 14, 2022: The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has issued guidance specific to states where the CMS Vaccination Mandate was previously enjoined (including Arkansas).
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  • Amie Wilcox

    Supreme Court Reinstates CMS Vaccine Mandate

    January 14, 2022
    The United States Supreme Court granted the federal government’s request to reinstate the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (CMS Mandate) after two U.S. District Courts had enjoined the enforcement of the rule in 25 states, including Arkansas. The Court, in a 5-4 decision, determined that the petitioning states were not likely to succeed on the merits of their challenges and that the CMS Rule may go into effect while the cases proceed.
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  • Webinar

    Webinar: CMS Mandate for Healthcare Facilities

    November 11, 2021
    Healthcare Attorneys Lynda M. Johnson and Amie K. Wilcox hosted a webinar earlier this week to discuss the recent COVID-19 mandate issued by the CMS specific to healthcare facilities.
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    Amie Alexander

    CMS Issues Vaccine Mandate For Health Facilities; Sets First Compliance Date For Dec.5

    November 4, 2021
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its highly anticipated vaccine mandate for health facilities today. The CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (“the CMS Rule”) implements mandatory vaccine requirements announced by the Biden Administration in September – and sets the first of several deadlines for December 5.
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  • Amie Wilcox and Mark Cameron

    Mandatory Vaccine Policies Soon To Be Required

    September 14, 2021
    On September 9, President Biden announced sweeping new policies that, if implemented, will require mandatory vaccination policies for federal employees and contractors and qualifying employers and healthcare facilities. The mandates will cover approximately 100 million Americans, which make up two-thirds of the workforce. We expect further guidance for employers and healthcare facilities to be issued in the coming weeks.
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  • Dan Herrington & Amie Wilcox

    OSHA Releases Resources to Help Employers Comply With Its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    June 25, 2021
    It may seem a little late in the game, but acting in response to an Executive Order, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on June 10, 2021. This ETS only applies to “Healthcare Employers,” but that definition is broad – encompassing all settings where any employee provides “healthcare services” or “healthcare support services.”
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  • Amie Wilcox

    Amie Alexander

    On-Demand Webinar: EEOC Guidance of Mandatory Vaccine Policies

    June 7, 2021
    Amie K. Wilcox, attorney with Friday, Eldredge & Clark, and Laura Gillenwater, Senior Manager with HORNE, answer pressing questions about EEOC guidance, mandatory vaccine policies and vaccine stimulus funds available for hospitals and health systems.
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