October 06, 2021 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates—Latest Considerations for Pennsylvania Hospitals

Location: Online

Registration Deadline: October 06, 2021

Overview

Join us for a complimentary webinar.

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order mandating that federal contractors and large employers, including hospitals, require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also recently announced it intends to release an interim final rule in October requiring hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and other facilities to vaccinate their staff as a condition for participating in Medicare and Medicaid.

Hospitals are now in the process of determining which rules apply and how to ensure that they are compliant.

During this webinar, employment attorney Linda Hollinshead and a panel of Pennsylvania hospital leaders will discuss the best practices for developing and enforcing institutional vaccine policies and procedures, while navigating the compliance implications of state and federal statutes, case law and regulatory guidance.

In efforts to ensure a facilitated and responsive question and answer session, we ask that participants register in advance and email their questions by Friday, October 1 to Marty Kenyon, HAP's education program coordinator.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe implications of state/federal statutes, case law and regulatory guidance on their organizations' employee vaccination requirements
    • Exemptions—ADA accommodations, medical and religious objections
    • Bargaining
    • Unemployment insurance and worker's compensation laws
    • Enforcement
  2. Discuss and exchange ideas on best practices to develop, communicate, implement, and enforce institutional vaccine policies and procedures
  3. Gain insights on specific steps hospitals are taking to incentivize workers to get vaccinated

Faculty

  • Linda B. Hollinshead, Esq., Partner, Duane Morris
  • Patrick J. Brennan, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Timothy Friel, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Lynn Turner, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Don Whiting, MD, Allegheny Health Network Chief Medical Officer, President of the Allegheny Clinic, and Chair of Neurosciences

Facilitator: Jolene Calla, Esq., Vice President, Health Care Finance & Insurance, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Who Should Attend

This program would be beneficial to chief executive officers, chief operating officers, human resources executives, occupational health leaders, clinical leaders, compliance officers, risk managers, and legal staff.

Registration Information

This webinar is available to HAP members ONLY and is complimentary. You must register to attend. 

If you have any questions, please contact HAP Education Services at 717-561-5270.

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