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April 16, 2020

Health Law Daily

New York Nurses Union Will Sue State Health Department, Hospitals Over Equipment Shortages

  • April 16, 2020

Politico New York (4/15, Eisenberg) reports the New York State Nurses Association “plans to file three lawsuits on Monday over a lack of personal protective equipment and what it considers dangerous guidance issued by the state department of health during the coronavirus pandemic – the first legal action of its kind since the outbreak began.” The Montefiore Health System and Westchester Medical Center “allegedly did not protect their nurses and provide them with adequate protective equipment – following guidance from the state health department to help health systems ration medical supplies,” the union said.