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NYS DOH ISSUES FAQS TO CLARIFY ITS MANDATED VACCINE REGULATIONS

New FAQS https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/09/faqs-for-10-nycrr-section-2.61-9-20-21.pdf help providers understand better the NYS mandated vaccinations initiatives.  NYCRR § 2.61

These FAQs are the latest step in New York’s attempts to vaccinate as many people as possible, which began with the Section 16 Commissioner’s Order that covered only employees of hospitals and long-term care facilities. On August 26, 2021, DOH emergency regulations were passed that expanded the list of “covered entities” and have different effective dates depending on whether you are an Art 28 hospital or nursing home – September 27, 2021, for workers at those facilities to be in full compliance or October 7, 2021, for all other covered entities’ employees unless they document a permissible exemption.  Notably, religious reasons are not a permissible exemption.

The DOH emergency regulations will need to be reissued every ninety days until formally adopted. During that time, they may be revised.

If you have questions on whether these new regs apply to your organization or how to comply if they do, please contact Carla Hogan, Esq. at Hogan Law for a free consultation at 518-527-9981.

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