The New York State Health Department’s Vaccine Mandate, adopted on August 26, requires personnel at general hospitals and nursing homes to have at least their first COVID-19 vaccination dose by September 27. Personnel at ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic & treatment centers, hospices, home care agencies, and adult care facilities regulated by the Department of Health must receive their first vaccine dose by October 7.  As facilities throughout New York state have been struggling this week to put compliance procedures in place, there have been two recent developments.

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