Laws and Regulations
Laws and RegulationsAmendments to Nurse Overtime Law Modify Penalties and Delay Effective Dates
As announced when the original bill was signed into law in December, both houses of the Legislature passed amendments to modify penalty provisions for mandatory nurse overtime and require reporting in the event that an exception is used to mandate overtime. The amendments are expected to be signed into law. New penalties will take effect June 28, 2023.
- January 31, 2023
Laws and RegulationsMinimum Wage to Increase for Upstate Workers at End of Year
DOL announces planned $1 increase for workers north of Westchester County.
- October 4, 2022
Laws and RegulationsRevised Regulations on Nursing Home Minimum Spending and Minimum Staffing Published
The proposed revisions include a change requested by LeadingAge NY related to the minimum penalty when mitigating factors exist. Comments are due by September 26, 2022.
- August 16, 2022
Laws and RegulationsProposed OSHA Rule Change Could Expand Reporting Requirements for Senior Living, Skilled Nursing Providers
Submit comments by May 31st to weigh in.
- April 19, 2022
Laws and RegulationsState's Minimum Nursing Home Staffing Standards Take Effect Despite Statewide Health Care Staffing Emergency
- April 5, 2022
Laws and RegulationsBuild Back Better Includes Historic Workforce Allocations
Congress and White House continue to negotiate details.
- November 2, 2021
Laws and RegulationsHERO Act Model Plans Available Now
The model plans were released on July 7th and must be implemented within 30 days.
- July 13, 2021
Laws and RegulationsNew York Passes HERO Act
The HERO Act provides protections to employees in the workplace relative to the exposure to airborne infectious disease and allows employees to participate in a workplace safety committee.
- May 18, 2021
Laws and RegulationsNew Cona Elder Law Memo Summarizes Impact of Recreational Marijuana Legalization on New York’s Health Care Providers
The document specifically addresses questions regarding the rights of facility residents and employees concerning the use of marijuana, both recreationally and for medical purposes; facilities’ obligations pursuant to state and federal law, both with respect to risks of criminal prosecution and as a condition for government funding; and practical considerations that facilities should take into account when enacting facility and workplace policies concerning the use of marijuana for recreational and/or medical use by prospective and current residents, and by prospective and current employees.
- May 4, 2021
Laws and RegulationsHOLY SMOKE! Recreational Marijuana Use in New York: What Does It Mean for Your Facility?
New Yorkers are abuzz with the news that the state has legalized recreational adult use of marijuana effective September 2022. Under the Compassionate Care Act, SNFs and ALFs have supported the use of medical marijuana for residents with qualifying conditions since the Act was passed in 2014. With legalized adult use of marijuana, how will health care facilities and their residents be impacted?
- April 19, 2021
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