After hearing nearly four hours of oral arguments, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has upheld the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ability to mandate vaccination against COVID-19 for health care workers. Compliance deadlines for states not involved in active lawsuits are unchanged; facilities in states with lawsuits have until February 13th to ensure staff have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. For some states, exactly how the mandate will be enforced remains unclear. For example, CMS plans to use state agencies for enforcement, but in Florida, the Attorney General will not enforce the mandate. Florida’s Governor joins others in announcing his opposition to the Court’s ruling. Read More >>>

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