Disruptive physicians are staple characters on television shows about the medical field. Some of the most recent T.V. doctors of this vein that come to mind are Dr. Gregory House of House and Dr. Perry Cox of Scrubs. While Dr. House and Dr. Cox present entertaining caricatures of disruptive physician behavior (“DPB”), in “real life”
New California Healthcare Workplace Safety Prevention Regulation Effective April 1, 2017
As previously mentioned, healthcare employers in California must comply with a host of new workplace safety requirements, effective April 1, 2017, on preventing workplace violence. The new requirements include written workplace violence prevention plans, additional recordkeeping, and preventive training, among other things. To get all the details, click here to read our special report.
New Healthcare Workplace Safety Prevention Laws Take Effect April 1, 2017, in California
Healthcare employers in California should prepare for a host of new workplace safety requirements, starting this weekend. California’s new healthcare workplace safety prevention law takes effect April 1, 2017. The scope of the regulation affects almost all health care facilities, medical groups, and several other care facilities including senior care centers, nursing homes, and retirement…
OSHA Launches Webpage Addressing Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a webpage to provide employers and workers with strategies and resources for preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings.
The development of this webpage follows OSHA’s update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers (see our April 2015 report).
OSHA Issues New Guidelines on Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare
OSHA’s recent update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers may be of particular interest to healthcare employers. Additional information about these updated guidelines can be found in this post on the Jackson Lewis OSHA Law Blog.
Court Allows Retaliation Claim to Proceed Where Reason for Termination was Unclear
An EMT can proceed with his retaliation claims where he presented sufficient evidence to require a trier of fact to determine whether his former employer’s asserted reason for terminating his employment is pretext for unlawful retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law, a…
Health Care Providers May Disclose PHI to Avert Threats to Health and Safety, HHS Letter Confirms
Our colleague at the Workplace Privacy Blog has reported that health care providers may disclose private health information to avert threats to health and safety. For details, click here.
OSHA to Nursing Homes: Prepare for Inspection
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently reiterated its intention to begin aggressively inspecting nursing homes and other residential care facilities in the next few months. Its “Nursing Home National Emphasis Program” was instituted in response to reports of increased and above-average rates of injuries and illnesses among hospital and…
Assault on Nurses in the Line of Duty Made a Felony
Employers in the healthcare industry may be interested in a recent article from Jackson Lewis’ Workplace Resource Center, which summarizes recent New York State Legislative Updates, including an amendment to the New York State Penal Law that makes an assault on registered or licensed practical nurses a class C or D felony. In light…