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22 states petition CMS to repeal health care vaccine mandate

Posted On: Nov. 21, 2022 9:17 AM CST

A group of 22 states led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen filed a petition Nov. 17 calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to repeal its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers, reports Healthcare Dive. The states argue that the requirement has led to worsening staff shortages in the sector, particularly in rural areas.