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Revised Nursing Home COVID-19 Testing Requirements

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By Patrick Formato


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 this link.


The healthcare attorneys at Abrams Fensterman, LLP 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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