White House Announces New Vaccine Mandate

The following statement related to the federal mandate regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements was received by the NYSCA from the ACA on September 15, 2021 via email:

 Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the federal government will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both providers and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing an interim final rule on this directive with comment period that will be issued in October.

ACA has been advised by counsel that doctors' offices are not considered such facilities and this particular mandate does not apply. However, some jurisdictions have issued vaccine mandates affecting doctors' offices. Members should check with their respective licensing boards or state associations for more information.


As usual, the NYSCA will seek to inform its members of any changes on a timely basis.

Yours for better health,
The Officers of the New York State Chiropractic Association

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