The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is keenly aware of the need to protect employees of dental practices returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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***UPDATE:  The PA DOH is now permitting dental practices to re-open for non-urgent or elective care.  Please see our post summarizing the guidance here:  PA Dental Practices Permitted to Re-Open
Continue Reading PA Medical and Dental Practices Permitted to Resume Elective Care with Limitations

In the continued fight against opioid addiction, Pennsylvania enacted a new law, effective November 27, 2019, that requires prescribers in Pennsylvania to implement additional steps prior to treating a patient’s
Continue Reading PA Continues Fight Against Opioid Addiction with Opioid Treatment Agreements

Hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinical labs, pharmacies, medical practices and dental practices may now test employees for COVID-19 prior to them entering the workplace.

Yesterday, the United States Equal
Continue Reading EEOC Permits Employers to Test Employees for COVID-19 Prior to Entering the Workplace

Early last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed sweeping legislation offering civil and criminal immunity to certain health care professionals and health care facilities battling COVID-19, retroactively effective March
Continue Reading New Jersey Legislation Provides Civil and Criminal Immunity to Certain Health Care Providers Battling COVID-19

Early last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed sweeping legislation offering civil and criminal immunity to certain health care professionals and health care facilities battling COVID-19, retroactively effective March


Continue Reading New Jersey Legislation Provides Civil and Criminal Immunity to Certain Health Care Providers Battling COVID-19

Shortly after the State of New York relaxed its direct physician supervision requirements in response to the rampant spread of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Continue Reading Relaxed Direct Physician Supervision Requirements during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Shortly after the State of New York relaxed its direct physician supervision requirements in response to the rampant spread of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid


Continue Reading Relaxed Direct Physician Supervision Requirements during the COVID-19 Pandemic

*UPDATE (4/27/20): Last week, HHS provided that $50 billion of the PHSSEF Relief Funds is allocated for general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers impacted by COVID-19, based on eligible
Continue Reading CARES Act Appropriates $100 Billion in Relief Funds for Hospitals and Other Health Care Providers

***UPDATE: Providers who have been allocated a payment from the initial $30 billion tranche of PHSSEF Relief Funds must sign an attestation confirming receipt of the funds and agreeing to
Continue Reading CARES Act Appropriates $100 Billion in Relief Funds for Hospitals and Other Health Care Providers