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22 states petition CMS to repeal health worker vaccine mandate

November 18, 2022


The rule requires hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities to ensure staff are fully vaccinated or risk losing Medicare and Medicaid funding.

In January the Supreme Court upheld the mandate in a 5-4 decision, ruling the agency had the authority to impose requirements on those facilities as a condition of their Medicaid and Medicare participation.

On the same day, the high court ruled against a vaccine mandate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration covering large employers.

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