Client Alert: Revised Nursing Home COVID-19 Testing Requirements


By Patrick Formato, Barbara Phair, Frank Mazzagatti and Jonathan Rogoff

Revised Nursing Home

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

The New York State Department of Health issued Dear Administrator Letter NH-21-17 on June 25, 2021 (“DAL”). Effective immediately, nursing home (“NH”) operators and administrators are required to test all personnel who have not been fully vaccinated, including employees, contract staff, medical staff, operators and administrators, for COVID-19 once per month consistent with county positivity rates and the updated April 27, 2021 CMS guidance (QSO 20-38 NH).

The revised guidance can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/nursing_home_administrator/dal/docs/dal_nh_21-17.pdf

The healthcare attorneys at Abrams Fensterman are committed to providing you with the most current and accurate information and guidance. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Formato, Esq., Barbara Stegun Phair, Esq., Frank Mazzagatti, Esq., Michael Bass, Esq., Jonathan Rogoff, Esq., or any other attorney in our health law practice group.

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