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Lawmakers In New York Vote To Remove Parts Of COVID-19 Liability Previously Given To Nursing Homes, Other Health Care Facilities

  • July 24, 2020

The AP (7/23, Peltz, Villeneuve) reports, “New York lawmakers voted Thursday to strip away pieces of the broad legal shield they gave nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities to fend off lawsuits and criminal prosecutions over coronavirus care.” Thursday, “the state Senate and Assembly voted...to limit the wide-ranging protection, which the Democrat-led Legislature agreed to in early April when the virus was raging in New York.” When he was “asked Wednesday about the proposal to narrow health care facilities’ legal protections, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he ‘could see the rationale’ for allowing suits over matters unrelated to coronavirus care but needed to see the details.”