OSHA Vaccine Rule Is Blocked; CMS Vaccine Rule Is Not

This afternoon the Supreme Court issued two opinions pertaining to “mandatory vaccination rules” .

The Court blocked the OSHA vaccine or test mandate, which was applicable to employers with 100 or more employees. The Court voted 6-3 to stay or block the OSHA Rule.

In a 5-4 decision the Court allowed the CMS Mandatory Vaccination Rule to proceed, as it stayed two District Court decisions which had enjoined the Rule. The CMS Rule applies to facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid Funding , their employees, and contractors who provide services to those facilities.

In Tennessee this means the Tennessee COVID Law will remain in effect, but businesses governed by the CMS Rule can apply with the Comptroller for an exemption from the Tennessee law.

Stay tuned for further developments.

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