May 10, 2021

School-based Health Centers Reopen in New York After Advocacy of NYSDA and Others

School-based Health Centers, an important source of primary, dental and mental healthcare for New York students, are officially open again after a lengthy mandated shutdown due to COVID-19. The reopening is largely thanks to the advocacy of the New York State Dental Association and other organizations in the state.

September 2, 2020

Emergency Regulation from NYSDOH Increases Testing for COVID-19 and Influenza

To ensure integrity statewide in data reporting related to COVID-19 and influenza, NYSDOH has announced an emergency regulation to increase testing in all patients with known exposure or symptoms. The mandate includes postmortem testing in specific scenarios within 48 hours of death.

July 17, 2019

NYSDOH Advisory on Recommendations for BCG Live Single-Use Vials During Shortage

To address the shortage of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Live, a drug used in treatment of bladder cancer, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has issued interim infection control guidance permitting providers to treat multiple patients from the same single-use vial of BCG.

March 6, 2019

A Reminder from NYSDOH About Opioid Treatment Plan Requirement

NYS Public Health Law requires that a written treatment plan be placed in the patient’s medical record when a practitioner prescribes opioids for pain management for longer than three months or past the time of normal tissue healing.

May 10, 2018

MLMIC, HANYS and FAKS Host 2018 Healthcare Law Review Webinar June 14

Upcoming complimentary webinar hosted by MLMIC, HANYS and FAKS will provide an overview of recent legal developments that impact healthcare delivery in New York, with a special focus on Lavern’s Law.