As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues both in New York and across the country, the question of whether private sector employers can require their employees to be vaccinated has become increasingly pressing.
Practice Area: Health Law
The future of health and wellness is in your smartphone. With apps that make it easy to track your calories, number of daily steps, or monitor your heart rhythm, consumers are more empowered than ever to take control of their health. But what about apps geared for mental health, such as those related to relaxation, … Continued
William Moran, a 70-year-old man of Trinidadian origin, limped painfully while transferring from his bed to his chair in a private hospital in Manhattan. It was March 2020, and I was visiting him as a court evaluator in a Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 guardianship proceeding. The limp was caused by four gangrenous toes that … Continued
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is recommending that the state consider mandating a COVID-19 vaccine once a scientific consensus emerges that it is safe, effective and necessary. But before taking this significant step, the state government should conduct a public awareness campaign to urge voluntary vaccination. NYSBA’s House of Delegates approved a resolution … Continued
Since the advent of smart phones, lawmakers and regulators have been slow to react to the exponential development of mobile health apps. Health lawyers faced with advising clients on the first generation of mobile health apps faced the daunting task of trying to situate novel technologies onto laws that were promulgated in a pre-digital age: … Continued
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A COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory for all New Yorkers except those whose doctors exempt them, the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) recommends in a report issued today. The report also calls on the state Department of Health (DOH) to adopt uniform standards for allocation of ventilators and personal … Continued
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