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Updated Orders from MDH; Executive Order on LTC & Caregiving

April 20, 2023

Two important announcements were released yesterday, one from the Maryland Department of Health and one from the White House. The MDH Secretary’s Directives and Orders, effective April 18, 2023 include Nursing Home Matters, Vaccination Matters, and Healthcare Matters. Please review these new orders carefully to ensure you are in compliance with the most up-to-date state requirements.

Yesterday, President Biden signed an Executive Order summarizing his Administration’s caregiver actions and proposals. A co-released Fact Sheet outlines the key measures included in the Executive Order. Central to this order are the improvement of jobs and supports for caregivers; increased access to affordable care for families; and the provision of more care options for families.

Click here to access the orders - MDH Order - Amended Various Health Care Matters Order 01     MDH Order - Amended Nursing Home Matters Order 02  
MDH Order - Amended Vaccination Matters Order 03

The Home Care Workforce Crisis: An Industry Report and Call to Action
March 28, 2023

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) have brought together some of the smartest and most experienced industry leaders to create The Home Care Workforce Crisis: An Industry Report and Call to Action. This groundbreaking initiative not only addresses the needs of the nursing and home care aide workforce, but also the supply and demand issues for home based care. This report, told from the perspective of the people on the front lines of this crisis, offers policy recommendations and operational best practices to address the workforce shortage in home-based care.

Click here to access the full digital version of the The Home Care Workforce Crisis report.

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Board of Nursing Guidance - Nursing Diploma Fraud 
February 27, 2023

On January 25, 2023, the FBI announced a fraudulent nursing diploma scheme to sell fraudulent nursing degree diplomas and transcripts obtained from accredited Florida-based nursing schools to individuals seeking licenses and jobs as RNs and LPNs/LVNs. The overall scheme involved the distribution of more than 7,600 fake nursing diplomas issued by three South Florida-based nursing schools: Siena College and Sacred Heart International Institute in Broward County, and Palm Beach School of Nursing in Palm Beach County.
MedPage Today featured a follow-up special report
that highlighted the response by several individual state boards of nursing.

For current guidance from our local nursing boards

Maryland Board of Nursing:
In a February 9, 2023 update, the Maryland Board of Nursing requests that all employers who identify licensees who attended a nursing education program named above should submit the licensee’s name, license number, and employing agency/organization to sara.tongue1@maryland.gov. You can find new updates on the Maryland BON website.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing
The District of Columbia Board of Nursing, to date, has not released any specific instructions to employers regarding this matter. Until further direction is made available, MNCHA encourages you to flag these licensees and refer them, along with their name and license number, to DC Health via education.bon@dc.gov. Please check the DC BON website for future updates.

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