On August 5, 2021, OHA issued its temporary rule effective through January 31, 2022. Simply put, the rule requires:
In order to work, learn, study, assist, observe, or volunteer in any healthcare setting healthcare providers and healthcare staff must:
- be fully vaccinated; or
- undergo COVID-19 testing at least weekly, by molecular or antigen detection for any week the provider or staff person intends to be present at a healthcare setting, on a schedule established by the healthcare provider’s or healthcare staff person’s employer, contractor or responsible party, or in the case of a self-employed healthcare provider, on their own schedule.
In developing their policy, covered employers should address:
- Requesting and obtaining proof of vaccination;
- Required testing for any covered employee who is unvaccinated or has an unknown vaccination status;
- Maintaining test results and vaccination status (in a separate confidential medical file) for at least two years;
- Process for accommodations;
- Wage and hour issues regarding time spent for vaccination or testing; and
- Covering the cost of testing when required by law.
For questions regarding who is covered by this rule, developing a policy, or other compliance issues, please contact Barran Liebman attorney Amy Angel at email@example.com.
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