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July 23, 2021 News Headlines

State legislative activity

The following bill was signed into law this week:

·    Information concerning pelvic exams (Chapter 272 of 2021)

Please see our legislative activity chart and our summary of 2021 state legislation of interest for a comprehensive summary.

Be prepared: Explore top trends and the future of healthcare

Experts from leading medical centers will discuss top healthcare trends as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Register now for this July 28 webinar and stay ahead of the curve. 

1 week left: Apply for HANYS diversity and inclusion leadership scholarships

Open to full-time employees of HANYS member organizations, these scholarships will prioritize underrepresented populations in healthcare leadership, made possible with support from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. Apply today!

Spotlight on Erie County Medical Center

They teamed up with community partners during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to combat misinformation, connect people with health services and provide accurate information on masking, hygiene and testing. Learn more in our Member Spotlight.

FDA revises Janssen COVID-19 vaccine fact sheets

The updates to vaccine recipient and vaccination provider fact sheets address an observed increased risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome following vaccination.

New York state sees increase in cyclosporiasis

In response, DOH recently released a health advisory describing the increase and providing information on epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and reporting of cases.

DOH issues health advisory on legionellosis

The advisory includes information on epidemiology and diagnostic testing, as well as specific information for healthcare providers, facilities, clinical laboratories and local health departments.

Addiction treatment facilities: ATLAS survey deadline July 30

Facility responses to the survey will help improve patient experience and connect them with the best services for their needs. Questions on the survey or requests for a new link should be directed to the ATLAS Helpdesk.

Upcoming events

Pathway to Person-centered Health Encounters drop-in session
July 28

The future of healthcare: Top trends providers need to address now
July 28

A multi-wave study of risk perception, information seeking and protective action in COVID‑19
Aug. 10

Systemic racism
Aug. 11