Erin Eiselein commented on liability risks for nursing homes during the pandemic.
One of the most hotly disputed issues is whether states should immunize nursing homes and their employees against COVID-19-related claims, says Erin M. Eiselein, JD, shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Denver.
“There is a balance between immunizing nursing homes and their employees who are providing the best care they can under awful circumstances, such as not having PPE or access to tests, against removing the risk of liability to ensure the organizations caring for this fragile population remain accountable,” she says. “So far, more than a dozen states have laws or orders providing some type of liability for nursing homes and their employees.”
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