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DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Notices and Policies

Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Wage Garnishment and Home Liens to Satisfy Medical Debt

The new law prohibits hospitals, nursing homes, and health care professionals from collecting on money judgments for medical debt by entering a lien against a debtor's primary residence or garnishing the debtor's earnings.

November 28, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

Nursing Home E-Prescribing Waiver Extended

DOH has extended the waiver of nursing home e-prescribing requirements through Oct. 31, 2023.

November 1, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Office of Aging and Long-Term Care Leadership Team Announced

OALTC Deputy Commissioner Adam Herbst announces six appointments.

November 15, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Issues FAQs Regarding Nursing Home Resident Transfer and Discharge Notices

Members urged to review FAQs.

October 25, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Proposes Amendments to Nursing Home Administrator Regulations

Candidates will be able to attempt the Nursing Home Administrator examination up to four times in 12 months, instead of three attempts in a five-year period. Comments must be submitted to DOH by Dec. 12, 2022.

October 24, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Activates HERDS DME Survey for Nursing Homes

Providers asked to complete survey by close of business on Oct. 31st.

October 17, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Redistributes DAL Clarifying Requirements Related to Nursing Home Resident Transfers or Discharges

LeadingAge NY encourages all nursing home members to review their policies and procedures related to facility and resident-initiated transfers and discharges to ensure compliance with the CMS RoPs.

October 11, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

NYS Receives CMS Extension of Temporary Nurse Aide Waiver

The waiver will allow temporary nurse aides who have not yet completed their certified nurse aide training and testing to continue to work as nurse aides until the end of the federal COVID public health emergency.  LeadingAge NY has asked NYS DOH to clarify the scope of the waiver.

October 11, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Issues Nursing Home and ACF Cold Weather Advisories

Annual advisories remind providers of their regulatory responsibilities and precautions to be taken in the colder weather months.

September 20, 2022

DOH Notices and Policies

Nursing Home Cold Weather Advisory

DOH issues annual cold weather advisory DAL for nursing homes.

September 20, 2022
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