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Regulatory Updates

NYSDOH Advisory: Severe Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology in Children

On April 19, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) issued a Health Advisory concerning the emergence of severe hepatitis cases of unknown etiology in otherwise healthy young children. According to the initial advisory, no definitive cause has been identified, although adenovirus 41 infection is suspected. On April 21, [...]

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NYS DOH Advisory: Electronic Prescribing Mandate Exceptions

On March 14, 2022, The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) issued an advisory informing practitioners and pharmacists of a blanket waiver of the electronic prescribing requirements of Public Health Law § 281 and Education Law § 6810 for certain exceptional circumstances in which electronic prescribing cannot be performed [...]

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NYS DOH Advises Covered Entities on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has released an advisory on February 18, 2022 regarding COVID-19 vaccination booster shots. An excerpt from advisory reads as follows: “The purpose of this letter is to advise covered entities that the New York State Department of Health (the “Department”) will not [...]

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NYS DOH Issues Advisory on COVID-19 Related Return to Work Protocols for Healthcare Workers

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has updated a high advisory on return-to-work protocols for healthcare personnel with SARS-CoV-2 infection or exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The advisory is relevant to all Healthcare Settings including but not limited to Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Adult Care Facilities, Diagnostic and Treatment Centers (DT&C), [...]

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NYS DOH Issues Advisory on Increasing Syphilis Cases in New York State

Last year, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Office of Sexual Health and Epidemiology issued a health advisory describing an increase of congenital syphilis in New York State. Since that time, syphilis and congenital syphilis have continued to increase across the state including New York City. Further, there is [...]

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NYS DOH Issues Advisory on COVID-19 Vaccination and Pregnancy

The New York State (NYS) Department of Health (DOH), Division of Family Health issued an advisory on December 24, 2021, regarding COVID-19 vaccination as it relates to pregnant patients, people who are planning to become pregnant, and people who are breastfeeding or in the postpartum period. The advisory reviews the data [...]

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NYS DOH Issues Advisory on Limit of Non-Essential Elective Procedures

The New York State Department of Health issued an advisory on December 3, 2021, in furtherance of Governor Hochul’s Executive Order 11 “to limit non-essential elective procedures for in-hospitals or systems with limited capacity.” Note, this does not apply to single specialty facilities (e.g., cancer treatment facility), non-hospital owned ambulatory surgery [...]

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FDA Update to Clozapine Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Requirements

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has issued an advisory on 10/01/2021 regarding Federal Drug Administration (FDA) updates to the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for the pharmaceutical Clozapine.

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DFS Emergency Measure Clarifying that Audio-only Visits Will Continue to Fall Within Meaning of Telehealth

On October 1, 2021, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) amended  11 NYCRR 52 (Insurance Regulation 62) clarifying that an audio-only visit falls within the meaning of telehealth.

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Advisory: Board for Professional Medical Conduct – COVID Virus Misinformation

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) has issued a high advisory on September 30, 2021, regarding COVID-19 virus misinformation.

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