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Supreme Court upholds CMS vaccine mandate, blocks OSHA mandate

Jan. 13, 2022 – The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 in favor of upholding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate nationwide. The court also ruled 6-3 in blocking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s vaccine and testing mandate.


The CMS mandate requires facilities that provide Medicare and Medicaid services to ensure eligible staff have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate does provide exemptions based on recognized medical conditions or religious beliefs, observances or practices.

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