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Indiana State Department of Health Issues New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities and Other Congregate Housing Facilities Effective April 10, 2020

by: Janet A. McSharar On April 8, 2020 Dr. Kristina Box, the Indiana State Health Commissioner, ordered all  laboratories performing COVID-19 testing on Indiana residents to report negative test results to the Indiana State Department of Health.  With this new directive, laboratories must now… Read More >

ISDH and FSSA Issue State Requirements and Guidance for Creating Dedicated COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facilities

By: Jennifer L. Strange On April 8, 2020, the Indiana State Department of Health (“ISDH”) and Family and Social Services Administration (“FSSA”) issued State requirements and guidance for creating dedicated COVID-19 long-term care facilities.  See guidance here.  This guidance was issued after the Centers… Read More >

COVID-19, OSHA, and the OSHA Whistleblower

By: Sean T. Devenney As a result of COVID-19 in Indiana, employees working in essential job functions are certainly asking more questions about safety in the workplace than ever before. These employees are finely tuned to the “social distancing requirements” and recommendations of the… Read More >

ISDH Issues New Guidance Concerning Liability for Healthcare Providers and Facilities

By: Courtney McCormick On April 3, 2020, the Indiana State Department of Health (“ISDH”) released new guidance related to healthcare providers’ and facilities’ liability/immunity for services provided in response to COVID-19.   Pursuant to Indiana Code § 34-30-13.5, individuals and facilities providing healthcare services in… Read More >