DOL "persuader" rule "will have a chilling effect," says AHA

AHA News

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) final “persuader” rule “will have a chilling effect on hospitals’ ability to seek expert advice and counsel” on labor and collective bargaining issues, the AHA said last week.

The final rule, issued March 23, forces employers to disclose when they engage outside... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Apprenticeship works in hospitals, too

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By Damareus Barbour

National Apprenticeship Week is Nov. 2–8. During the week, the AHA’s Workforce Center observes that apprenticeships are no longer reserved for fields such as construction and other skilled trade jobs. Today, hospitals across the nation are taking advantage of improved productivity,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Denying nurses' request for union representative flouts law, NLRB rules

AHA News

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) August 28 ruled that Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan., violated the National Labor Relations Act by denying two nurses’ requests for a union representative when they appeared before its nursing peer review committee, and by failing and refusing to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: nurses, workforce

AHA supports extension, expansion of Conrad State 30 program

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The AHA yesterday called for swift enactment of the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act, S. 1189, legislation aimed at helping to address physician shortages in medically underserved areas of the country.

 Sen. Amy Klochubar, D-Minn., introduced the bill last May. The legislation would make the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, physicians, access, workforce

House votes to withhold funding for OFCCP Tricare enforcement policy

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The House late yesterday approved legislation, H.R. 2685, that included an AHA-backed amendment that would withhold funding for a controversial Labor Department policy aimed at treating hospitals participating in Tricare and certain other health care programs as federal contractors or subcontractors. The... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: workforce, administrative simplification

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