If you are a physician, nurse or medical assistant, you could be tasked with providing treatment to someone who possibly or actually has Coronavirus. Do you have the proper protection and safety measures in place to handle this? More specifically, does your employer have these measures?
With the number of positive COVID-19 cases rising nationwide, the health care law attorneys at Chapman Law Group have been fielding questions from many clients as of late about Coronavious regarding safety and exposure in the health care environment.
In this brief video, Chapman Law Group founder, president and CEO Ronald Chapman Sr. discusses what you as a health care provider should do when your employer wants you to treat a suspected Coronavirus patient — and you are not given the proper protective gear or a reasonably safe workplace to do so.
In this video, Ron discusses a three-step process to determine whether your state of health and the health care environment where you work could become problematic:
Ron further explains how to approach your employer if you believe you are not being provided with a reasonably safe work environment, as well as the importance of documenting each step you take in doing so.
Two federal documents discuss protective gear and clothing for health care professionals. We have provided a downloadable executive summary on these memos.
Our health care lawyers at Chapman Law Group are here to answer your questions about compliance, regulatory matters, workplace safety and the law as it applies to the COVID-19 outbreak. Contact us today so we can assist in keeping you safe while you help others stay safe.
Ronald W. Chapman Sr., M.P.A., LL.M.
President & CEO
Complex Healthcare Fraud, Qui Tam,
All Offices – Main Office Sarasota
6841 Energy Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: (941) 893-3449
CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services, so that beneficiaries can still receive treatment from their physician without having to travel to a health care facility.