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April 19, 2022

Laws and Regulations

Proposed OSHA Rule Change Could Expand Reporting Requirements for Senior Living, Skilled Nursing Providers

Submit comments by May 31st to weigh in.

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April 5, 2022

Laws and Regulations

State's Minimum Nursing Home Staffing Standards Take Effect Despite Statewide Health Care Staffing Emergency
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November 2, 2021

Laws and Regulations

Build Back Better Includes Historic Workforce Allocations

Congress and White House continue to negotiate details.

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July 13, 2021

Laws and Regulations

HERO Act Model Plans Available Now

The model plans were released on July 7th and must be implemented within 30 days.

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May 18, 2021

Laws and Regulations

New 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.

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May 4, 2021

Laws and Regulations

New 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.

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April 19, 2021

Laws and Regulations

HOLY 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?

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December 29, 2020

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Next Minimum Wage Increase Phase-In Effective Dec. 31st

Phase-in applies to Long Island, Westchester County, and Upstate New York.

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November 2, 2020

Laws and Regulations

Workers’ Comp Board Announces 2021 Assessment Rate

Rate is changing to 11.8 percent for 2021.

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October 20, 2020

Laws and Regulations

New Guidance on New York State Paid Sick Leave Law

DOL issues a new guidance document with FAQs regarding implementation of the new law.

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