To support COVID‑19 response efforts, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued more than 50 Executive Orders that temporarily waive state regulatory requirements (waivers) or impose new mandates (directives), especially with respect to the healthcare industry.
This year’s New York State legislative session has been unprecedented due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the recent protests surrounding racial justice, and the impacts of those monumental events on public health, our economy and our society.
On July 21, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion coauthored by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas to direct various County departments to develop a framework intended to facilitate employee reporting of violations of local COVID-19 public ...
On July 10, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidance to hospitals regarding reporting COVID-19-related data to the federal government, including data related to COVID-19 testing, hospital occupancy, and supply availability.
Many governors are significantly leveraging federal funding opportunities, taking advantage of new emergency flexibilities granted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to support access to medication-assisted ...
Manatt examines healthcare payers’ coverage obligations for COVID-19 antibody testing.
For the past decade, plaintiffs’ lawyers have been trolling the Internet for websites that are incompatible with screen-reader technology used by blind people to navigate the web.
On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer stated that the County was entering an “alarming and dangerous” phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, July 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced criteria for permitting public and private K-12 schools in the state to reopen given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Provider-payer partnerships are increasingly common and deliver key benefits.