New York’s Emergency Disaster Treatment Protection Act Provides Broad Immunity for Hospitals and Nursing Homes Related to Treatment of COVID-19 Patients and Other Residents

On March 25, 2020, New York’s Department of Health issued an Advisory to nursing home administrators, hospital discharge planners and others regarding nursing homes pertaining to the expedited receipt of residents returning to nursing homes from hospitals. The Advisory prohibited nursing homes in New York from denying admission or re-admission to a resident based upon a confirmed or suspected positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The full text of the Advisory is available here. The Advisory was of great concern to nursing home administrators and owners, who were…
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Medical and Scientific Literature is Crucial in COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 issues dominate the world.  This post is being prepared remotely, and read by you remotely, because science dictated that to stop the spread of this terrible disease we needed to become isolated from each other. The tools to fight the virus, prevent its spread and treat the disease it causes for the most part will come from the life science sector.  The tools have and will come from intuition, innovation and inspiration, and are based on quality science and medicine.  We write from the…
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