DOL Defines Healthcare Providers Who Can Be Excluded From The FFCRA

Angie SzumlinskiNews

On Saturday March 28, 2020 the Dept. of Labor issued guidance on the definition of health care provider who can be excluded from paid sick leave and the FMLA expansion under the FFCRA.

Essentially anyone who works in health care can be excluded, the Guidance states as follows:

A healthcare provider is anyone employed at any doctor’s office, hospital, healthcare center, clinic, post-secondary educational institution offering health care instruction, medical school, local health department or agency, nursing facility, retirement facility, nursing home, home health care provider, any facility that performs laboratory or medical testing, pharmacy, or any similar institution, employer, or entity This includes
any site where medical services are provided that are similar to such institutions.

This also includes any person employed by an entity that contracts with the above institutions to provide services or to maintain the operations of the facility.

It includes anyone employed by any entity that provides medical services, produces medical products, is involved in the making of COVID-19 related medical equipment, tests, drugs, vaccines, diagnostic vehicles, or treatments.

Others can also be designated as health care providers by the Governor of the state.