On July 30, 2020, the Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation of the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) and the full council met.
When the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent, legal commentators, physician organizations and healthcare policymakers sounded the alarm over the potential civil and criminal liabilities that might be faced by practitioners and facilities during the emergency.
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, providing $200 million to the Federal Communications Commission to distribute in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 23, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued an invitation for Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs) to participate in the NY State of Health Private Pay Home Care Services Pilot Program (Pilot Program) for 2021.
To support COVID‑19 response efforts, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued more than 50 Executive Orders that temporarily waive state regulatory requirements (waivers) or impose new mandates (directives), especially with respect to the healthcare industry.
This year’s New York State legislative session has been unprecedented due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent protests surrounding racial justice, and the impacts of those monumental events on public health, our economy and our society.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its 13th and 14th sets of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, expending the total $200 million in funds provided by the CARES Act.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its 12th set of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, totaling $29.41 million for 77 providers.
The most important observation that can be made about the primary returns from Tuesday, June 23, is that they are incomplete and preliminary, precisely because the absentee ballots will not be counted until July 1 at the earliest.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its 11th set of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, totaling $23.25 million for 62 providers.