Biden Administration Issues Emergency Vaccine Regulations for Workers

November 4, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) each issued emergency regulations requiring all workers in large private businesses and Medicare and Medicaid-certified health care settings to be vaccinated against COVID-19. AHCA/NCAL warned that the CMS policy, which does not include any resources for providers, could exacerbate the workforce crisis within long term care. 

Even a small percentage of staff members leaving their jobs due to this mandate would have a disastrous impact on vulnerable seniors who need around-the-clock care.

Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL President and CEO