COVID-19 Personnel Testing Deemed “Medically Necessary”

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse in Clinical & Quality

Following our discussions with the Governor’s Office, the Department of Health determined today that COVID-19 testing for all skilled nursing and assisted living employees has been deemed “medically necessary” (see attached). As such, pursuant to the Federal CARES Act, costs related to the COVID-19 twice weekly testing, as mandated by Executive Order 202.30 for nursing home and adult care facility personnel, should be covered by commercial employee health insurance plans. 


Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
President & CEO
518-462-4800 x11