NY State proceeds with healthcare worker flu shot regulation

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 25, 2009

The State of New York now has emergency regulations in place for mandatory seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccinations for healthcare workers.

Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Requirements became effective August 13, and apply to hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centers, certified home health agencies, long-term home health care programs, acquired immune deficiency syndrome home care programs, licensed home care service agencies, and hospices.

The regulation does not apply to private physician offices or outpatient services.

For details on the regulations and worker exemptions, see the original and updated posts on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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