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U.S. Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Businesses, Allows Requirement for Medical Facilities Accepting Medicare or Medicaid Funding

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) vaccine mandate for businesses with over 100 employees. The Supreme Court held that although Congress has given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given OSHA the power to regulate public health more broadly.

The Supreme Court, however, ruled that vaccine mandates for health care workers in facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding can be enforced, siding 5-4 with the Biden administration.

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Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.

Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – legal advice. Legal jurisprudence is like the always-changing Midwestern weather. As a result, this single blog entry cannot substitute for consultation with a McGown & Markling attorney. If legal advice is needed with respect to a specific factual situation, please feel free to contact a McGown & Markling attorney.

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