As COVID-19 evolves from a pandemic to an endemic virus, it will continue to challenge and demand changes not only for healthcare organizations and in our systems of public health, but for all businesses. COVID has already driven waves of legislation and regulatory initiatives at every level of government, and will continue to reshape our approach to health issues.
From the very beginning of the pandemic, Nelson Hardiman has offered comprehensive legal counsel for all organizations affected by the crisis, from compliance and risk management counsel in instituting Covid-19 protocols, workplace testing, employee safety to maintaining privacy protections for vaccination records and incidents of infection. We continue to provide up-to-date guidance for employers, health systems, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and in other settings so they can plan strategically, navigate risks, and operate in compliance with all relevant local and federal statutes and emergency mandates. In addition, Nelson Hardiman has deep experience advising diagnostic laboratories and manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers of tests, both reimbursed by government programs and insurance, as well as in direct-to-consumer (DTC) contexts. For operators of both stationary and mobile testing sites, Nelson Hardiman can provide guidance on the myriad of issues related to laboratory licensing, CLIA compliance, marketing, government reporting, insurance reimbursement, HIPAA, and more.