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EMS Lawline: After Much Criticism, OSHA Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 in the Workplace

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The guidance provides a “roadmap” for EMS agencies to follow in developing a meaningful workplace safety compliance program for COVID-19.
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EMS Lawline Podcast: Can EMS Employers Require the Flu Vaccine?

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In the debut EMS Lawline podcast, Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P, and Matthew Konya of Page Wolfberg & Wirth discuss whether EMS services can require employees to receive a flu vaccine.
The photo shows EMS providers standing behind an ambulance.

Germany, France Gear up for New Lockdowns as Virus Surges

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Germany and France were bracing for new lockdowns Wednesday, as governments sought to stop the fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases that are beginning to fill European hospitals.

EMS Lawline: Three Documentation Best Practices to Reduce Risk and Lower the Patient’s Financial...

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The bottom line is that accurate, complete and timely completion of PCRs is a legal and ethical responsibility of the EMS practitioner, writes Steve Wirth.

EMS LawLine: Paycheck Protection Program Still Has Money Left — But Hurry, Deadline is...

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There is still $100 billion left in the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program. The deadline to apply for these funds is June 30.

EMS Lawline: COVID-19’s Impact on EMS Documentation Requirements

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Although some things have changed dramatically because of COVID-19, the need for accurate, complete, and descriptive patient care documentation have certainly remained the same.

EMS Lawline: The Hidden Pandemic

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Matthew Konya on the intersection of behavioral health and emergency medical services.

EMS Lawline: Make Time for Family

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Dealing with this pandemic has reminded me of the importance of family and the fragility of life.

EMS Lawline: A Well-completed PCR Can Be Your Best Friend

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Accurate and complete clinical documentation of the patient encounter is an essential aspect of providing patient care.

EMS Lawline: Four Fast Takeaways from the First Ambulance HIPAA Settlement

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On Feb. 11, 2013, a small ambulance service from Georgia reported to the federal government that a laptop fell off the back bumper of one of their ambulances. The government opened an investigation into what happened in response. Then, the Feds dug deeper.