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NOVEMBER 18, 2021                                                    
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NEWS

Vaccine mandates update
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate remains on track for compliance, and all CMS-certified providers should work towards policy development and vaccination of all employees to assure compliance with the Dec. 5 deadline for first doses. Acknowledging that this mandate has seen court cases filed, at this time it is not anticipated this will be derail the rule. No changes to the OSHA Rule have an effect on this rule.

  • CMS released slides from a stakeholder call, and you can also access the video of the call and CMS’ Frequently Asked Questions document.
    • Check out this LeadingAge resource for the 10 COVID-19 vaccine policies that must be addressed in the CMS Rule.
  • The mandate issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is completely separate and has been suspended. The compliance timeline will not be enforced or implemented at this time. Further action by the court will be necessary to reinstate the requirements and any future compliance timelines.
 
LeadingAge member briefing on vaccine mandate rules
Policy staff presented an overview for LeadingAge members of the CMS Interim Final Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination rule and the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and TestingView the slides and listen to the recording.
 
More states sue to block CMS vaccine mandate
A group of 12 states filed a lawsuit Monday against the Biden administration in an attempt to block its vaccine mandate for health care workers, asserting that the requirement is unconstitutional and violates several federal laws. This legal action is in addition to a lawsuit filed last week by a group of 10 other states. Read more
 
7 ways to bring your dining experience into the future
Today’s seniors are demanding better dining experiences and their expectations continue to evolve. That means senior living communities must adapt and evolve as well, while offering amenities that maximize resident satisfaction. It’s essential that communities seek new and creative ways to better meet the demands of the future, including integrating healthier meals, becoming more sustainable, and embracing technology to enhance the overall experience. Read more from Sodexo Seniors!
 
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EDUCATION & RESEARCH
WEBINAR TOMORROW
Senior care leaders and HR professionals anxiously awaited the Interim Final Rules (IFR) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Join us as attorneys from Latsha, Davis and Marshall discuss the applicability of the IFRs to long-term care providers and the various levels of care within a CCRC. Register here
 
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WORKFORCE
 
 
CNA Resource Center


If you are a CNA and you need assistance with a professional or a personal matter, a listening ear, or you are interested in learning about things related to your job, this resource center is for YOU! Information on legal assistance, education, childcare - they've got it all. Check it out today
 
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