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COVID-19 Documents - Surveyor Communication | QUAD A

We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, the COVID-19 Worksheet and ...
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COVID-19 Documents - Facility Communication | QUAD A

We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, the COVID-19 Worksheet and ...
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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Expires

The declared COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), in the United States of America, ...
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Hand Hygiene: A Simple & Sudsy Reminder

We have all heard the phrase time and again - handwashing saves lives. The problem is, ...
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Updated COVID-19 Worksheets & Decision Grid

QUAD A requires surveyors to move to a community-based transmission rate assessment ...
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Update – COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

New Standards - COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
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New & Revised Standards

New & Revised Standards – COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements & Director Role ...
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Advisory on Shortening Isolation Period for Certain Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers

December 24, 2021, the NY Department of Health shared this updated guidance with the OBS ...
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CMS Announces New Regulations Regarding Vaccination Status in Healthcare Settings

On November 5, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an ...
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Biden Administration COVID-19 Action Plan will Require Vaccination for Many ASCs

On Thursday, September 9, the Biden administration released a six-pronged comprehensive ...
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Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA)
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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
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25th Indiana Rural Health Conference
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Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
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Wisconsin Rural Health Conference
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Illinois Rural Health Association 2023 Annual Educational Conference
August 9-10 | Champaign, IL, Rural Health Clinic

ISAPS Olympiad Athens World Congress 2023
August 31-September 2 | Athens, Greece, International Surgery


California Ambulatory Surgery Association Annual Conference & Exhibits
September 13-15 | Monterey Bay, CA, Office-Based Surgery/Ambulatory Surgery Centers


Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October 5-7 | Chicago, IL, Patient Education

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) ANESTHESIOLOGY
October 13-17 | San Francisco, CA, Office-Based Surgery

American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) 140th Annual Meeting
October 19-21 | Hollywood, CA, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery/Pediatric Dentistry

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery The Meeting
October 26-29 | Austin, TX, Office-Based Surgery

The Business and Operations of ASCs (Becker's)
October 26-28 | Chicago, IL, Office-Based Surgery/Ambulatory Surgery Centers


American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Private Practice Section
November 2-5 | Austin, TX, Outpatient Physical Therapy

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
November 16–18 | Boston, MA, Outpatient Physical Therapy

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Mississippi Rural Health Association Annual Meeting
May 18-19 | Virtual, Rural Health Clinic


National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
September 19-21 | Traverse City, MI, Rural Health Clinic


Oklahoma Rural Health Conference
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