AHA Statement on CMS and OSHA Vaccine Mandate Rules

Rick Pollack
President and CEO
American Hospital Association
 
November 4, 2021 

Today’s vaccine mandate regulations set clear expectations, and streamline and simplify compliance requirements for health care providers. Importantly, they clarify that hospitals will need to comply with only the CMS rule, eliminating unnecessary complexity in implementing vaccine mandates. Additionally, we welcome that the CMS regulation provides time to come into compliance, offers guidance on medical and religious exemptions, clarifies interactions with state and local laws, and provides a level playing field across healthcare facilities. AHA has been supportive of hospitals that call for mandated vaccination of health care workers in order to better protect patients and the communities we serve. We will further review today’s regulations and assist our members in coming into compliance. 

 

###

 

Contact:        Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491, cmilligan@aha.org
                      Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351, mjohnson@aha.org
 

Related Resources

Special Bulletin
Member Non-Fed
Vivamus sit amet nisi eu ante rhoncus tincidunt. Nunc convallis tortor quis elementum semper. Duis ut porta metus, quis hendrerit magna. Donec rutrum, orci…
Other Resources
Public
Houlton Regional Hospital in Maine shared guidelines on safely hosting holiday get-togethers with friends and family and preventing COVID-19 and flu from…
Other Resources
Public
Officials at St. Patrick Hospital in Montana say as COVID-19 cases rose, patient ages dropped. Expanding vaccine eligibility to younger people came at the…
Other Resources
The drive-thru flu vaccine clinics have become a local tradition for 15 years and counting.
Other Resources
Public
COVID-19 Vaccines– Including Pediatric and Booster Doses - Shipped to Military and VA Hospitals and Clinics
Case Studies
Public
As COVID-19 vaccine demand ebbed and flowed, Huntington Hospital managed a constant cycle of testing the vaccination process and adjusting on the fly.