News and Policy

  • U.S. District Court Issues Restraining Order on NY Vaccine Mandate Regulations

    As HCA continues its efforts at all levels to press accommodations for home care, hospice agency and employee vaccination under the state's adoption of an emergency...

    September 14, 2021 read more >>
  • Monday, Sept. 20 Deadline:┬áRespond Now to Important Survey on the Impact of the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    HCA is seeking input from agencies and hospices on how New York State's COVID-19 vaccine mandate will impact the ongoing workforce shortage....

    September 14, 2021 read more >>
  • September 4 Deadline to Provide HERO Act Plan to Employees

    As HCA previously reported, the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) requires employers to adopt and maintain an airborne infectious disease exposure...

    September 2, 2021 read more >>
  • Home Care and Hospice Regulatory Waiver Guidance Now Available

    The state Department of Health (DOH) posted a Dear Administrator Letter(DAL) that provides an update on home care and hospice regulatory waivers that were issued during the...

    August 24, 2021 read more >>
  • Emergency Rule to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Home Care and Hospice

    The August 26 meeting agenda of the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) Special Codes, Regulations and Legislation Committee includes the consideration of an...

    August 23, 2021 read more >>