Healthcare Employee Vaccinations without Facing Costly Lawsuits

  • Course level: All Levels
  • Duration 1h
  • Last Update February 2, 2022

Description

Mandating your staff to get vaccinated is critical both ways legally and financially. You want to protect your practice and patients, but unless you do it right you could face huge penalties. Multiple federal and state laws are cracking down on compliance with vaccination requirements for your medical office staff, regardless of what you are vaccinating for. All it takes is one employee to complain that your immunization process infringes on their privacy or employment rights, and you’ll be faced with an expensive legal mess.

This webinar will address questions such as whether employers can mandate COVID19 and flu vaccinations for employees. If the vaccinations are not mandatory, can employees be made to wear masks or can other restrictions be imposed? We will discuss any federal and state laws that apply to vaccinations including HIPAA, ADA, Title VII, and EEOC guidelines. What can employers do to encourage vaccinations?

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Discussion of OSHA guidelines
  • Difference between mandatory and voluntary policies on COVID19 vaccinations
  • Whether HIPAA applies to vaccine policies
  • Discussion of mask and social distance policies
  • Exemptions that apply to mandatory vaccination policies
  • Ability to terminate employees who refuse to be vaccinated

What Will I Learn?

  • To participate in discussion about mandatory vaccination policies
  • How to handle employees who refuse
  • EEOC guidelines on vaccination
  • How vaccinations affect mask policies
  • If the ADA affects mandatory vaccinations
  • What policies should be amended to address vaccinations
  • Discussion of HIPAA as it relates to vaccinations

Topics for this course

1 Lessons1h

You can access all the webinar materials after successful payment

Webinar Link + Handouts

About the instructor

Kelly Holden is a partner and chair of DBL Law’s Employment Law practice which represents private and public employers in all facets of employment law. Her practice includes advising clients on compliance with various employment matters and providing training on all such issues. Kelly has experience working with the EEOC, DOL, DOJ, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, as well as litigating cases in federal and state courts. She also drafts employment and non-compete agreements, with an emphasis on health care provider and physician agreements. Kelly advises companies on 1-9 compliance, performs 1-9 audits, conducts harassment investigations, drafts employee handbooks and employment policies and provides training on all aspects of employment law. She represents and volunteers with non-profit clients, and represents educational institutions and healthcare entities. Kelly frequently speaks at the state and national level on employment law issues including the recent COVID19 issues that employers are now facing.
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2 Courses

9 students

$251.00

Material Includes

  • Handouts PDF
  • Full Webinar Video with unlimited access

Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows any version preferably above Windows Vista & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
  • Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
  • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

Target Audience

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Compliance Officers
  • Administrators
  • Department Heads
  • Direct Care Staff
  • Environmental Service Workers
  • Healthcare Workers with Potential for Exposure to COVID-19
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