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Blood work was done fast and didn't even hurt when I got pricked. Learned how to wear some mask in case of an emergency and the plus is there's free Wi-Fi.
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CDC ALERT!!! Nationwide PPD shortage

Posted July 1, 2019

On June 19th 2019, The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued an advisory regarding a shortage of purified protein derivative (PPD) solution for tuberculin skin testing, in response to an anticipated three- to 10-month Aplisol® shortage. The DOH is temporarily recommending an adjustment to tuberculosis (TB)-testing procedures for employee testing programs if institutions[Read the Rest]

Get Smart About Wage Parity

Get Smart About Wage Parity

Posted February 19, 2016

Attention home care agencies in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties: A new Wage Parity increase is coming, and you’ll want to pay attention to this announcement. Starting March 1st, 2016, the above affected counties will see their DOH-required total compensation increase from $11.50/hour to $13.22/hour, $3.22/hour of which can be used for wage parity benefits.[Read the Rest]

Flu Season is Officially Here

Health Alert: 2015-2016 Flu Season Is Here

Posted February 16, 2016

New York Department of Health authorities announced last Thursday, 2/11/2016, that the influenza virus is now prevalent in New York, prompting the official beginning of the 2016 influenza season. This means that as of last Thursday, February 11th, New York State Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR § 2.59) requires all health care and residential facilities as well[Read the Rest]

The NY DOH Reminds Homecare Agencies of Employee Health Screening Requirements

Posted March 9, 2015

On March 1st, the New York State Department of Health sent out a DAL (Dear Administrator Letter) to Home Care Agencies regarding compliance with state requirements for health assessments and training for all personnel. This timely reminder was sent to LHCSA’s, NYCRR’s, CHHA’s & LTHCCP’s, & Hospices, and the full letter can be downloaded here.[Read the Rest]

Quarterly Wage Parity Certification Deadline Passed!

Posted October 7, 2014

Did you miss the September 1 deadline for wage parity certification? It’s not too late! You can join the Mobile Health network and set up a plan to be compliant with all wage parity regulations, retroactively and going forward. Our Mobile Health network is designed to ease the burden of staying compliant with Home Care[Read the Rest]

New York Proposes Changes to Flu Mask Regulations

Posted July 31, 2014

With the flu season fast approaching, New York State’s new flu mask regulation will soon be in effect again. The state DOH proposed some changes to the requirement going forward. The changes include: Clarification of the terms “influenza vaccine”, “vaccine”, “personnel” and “patient or resident”, among other terms. Revised requirements for vaccine documentation. Requirements for[Read the Rest]

State Supreme Court Upholds New Flu Mask Regulation

Posted July 31, 2014

New York State’s new flu regulation requiring unvaccinated health care workers to wear masks during flu season has been implemented with mixed reactions. Of particular note is The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF), which attempted to challenge the regulation in a lawsuit in November of last year. Last month, a decision was made[Read the Rest]

Flu Shot Express Flag

New York State 2013-2014 Flu Season Comes To A Close

Posted June 5, 2014

An announcement today made by the New York State Department of Health Acting Commissioner Howard Zucker states that influenza is no longer considered prevalent in New York State for the 2013-2014 flu season. The flu was declared widespread on December 19, 2013, which meant that all healthcare workers in New York State were required to[Read the Rest]

Flu Epidemic Map

Northeast Still Under Widespread Flu Activity

Posted May 8, 2014

The latest CDC map of national flu activity shows only Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York as states with ‘widespread flu activity’. Most of the other 46 states show local or sporadic activity. New York State specifically reported influenza activity in 46 counties and all five boroughs of New York City. The cause for[Read the Rest]

Healthcare professionals impacted by widespread flu

Posted December 26, 2013

On December 19 2013, the New York State Health Commissioner declared the influenza virus widespread, requiring unvaccinated healthcare professionals (HCP) to wear a face mask while working with patients. This requirement is a result of the February 7 2013 regulation asking that all HCP’s be vaccinated against influenza or be required to wear a facemask[Read the Rest]

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