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Tool: Model Mandatory Face Mask Policy

More than 20 states have enacted laws requiring the use of face masks or coverings in indoor public places, which would include workplaces like medical offices. Here’s a Model Policy incorporating current legal requirements and public health guidance that you can adapt for your own office.


Model COVID-19 Medical Screening Policy

Regulators have made it clear that given the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may implement pre-screening measures to ensure that people who have or may have the virus don’t get into work and spread it to others. But limits still apply and you can get into a lot of trouble if you don’t follow them. Here’s a Model Policy your lab can adapt that provides for the necessary privacy, health and safety, non-discrimination and other protections.

TOOL: Model Employee Illness/Injury Reporting Policy

The OSHA Recordkeeping Standard requires you to record and potentially report work-related illnesses and injuries. Reporting of illnesses and injuries is also crucial to investigating, identifying and correcting problems that can lead to further incidents and OSHA violations. So, it’s crucial to establish a policy and procedure for workers to report workplace injuries and illnesses. You can adapt this Model Policy to ensure prompt and proper reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses.


TOOL: Model Religious Accommodations Policy

Mere tolerance of religious differences in the workplace isn’t enough. Federal and state discrimination laws also require employers to…

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Model Employee Social Networking Policy

Why you need this model policy:

This model policy will help you protect your practice from the potential threat posed by employee blogging, tweeting, Instagramming, and other social networking.

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Model Flu Vaccination Policy
(Mandatory and Voluntary)

Why you need this policy:

Vaccination is the most effective defense against flu viruses. So it behooves you to ensure that your staff members get flu shots every year at the start of every flu season. But what if someone neglects or just plain refuses to be vaccinated?

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Model Policy: Nondiscrimination and diversity

Why you need this model policy:

Offering equal opportunity to individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other personal characteristics not related to their professional abilities is not just a legal mandate but an economic imperative.


Model Section 1557 Civil Rights Grievance Procedure

Why you need this model policy and procedure:

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires covered entities to adopt safeguards to avoid discriminating on the basis of…


Model Policy: Moonlighting

Why you need this policy:

Employees may hold other jobs that have the potential to interfere with their work at the practice.


Model Policy: Patient billings, collection and financial

Why you need this policy:

Doctors have every right—and need—to be paid. But getting patients to pay their bills on time is a major challenge that forces you to confront a bewildering array of regulatory requirements, managed care and insurance contracts, and ethical constraints stemming from the doctor-patient relationship.