January 14th, 2022
Vaccine Mandates: Earlier today the Supreme Court issued its rulings on the CMS and OSHA Vaccine Mandates. The Supreme Court stayed the OSHA mandate and permitted the CMS mandate.  As a reminder, the CMS mandate applies to ICFs/IID.  For further details, go to:  https://www.supremecourt.gov/

December 1st, 2021
Judge Doughty, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, blocked enforcement of the CMS Interim Final Rule (which among other LTC programs, applies to ICFs/IID) regarding the vaccine mandate nationwide. Below are links to several articles regarding the ruling.
Important Information:
Links #1 and #3 provide access to the 32 page court ruling.
Link #2 is an article about some Texas legislators calling for a 4th Special Session to enact legislation to ban the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.