New York Department of Health

On August 26, 2021, the Public Health and Health Planning Council approved an emergency regulation requiring health care personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The emergency regulation is effective immediately and will remain in effect for 90 days, subject to review and renewal.

The emergency regulation supersedes the Section 16 Order issued by the

 Medicaid home care aide services providers need to act quickly to avoid the risk of non-payment for services.  The New York State Home Care Worker Parity Act, Public Health Law § 3614-c, establishes minimum “total compensation” requirements for “home care aides” who perform Medicaid-reimbursed work for certified home health agencies (“CHHAs”), long term home