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Cuomo Signs Law Reversing Nursing Home Liability Protections

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N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Mike Groll / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a measure that will allow for coronavirus-related lawsuits against nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

A press conference at a March 25 Remembrance Day event in observance of a one-year anniversary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's controversial nursing home order.
Karen DeWitt

Critics of some of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic marked the anniversary of the controversial March 25, 2020, order that required the homes to take back from hospitals residents who were ill with the disease.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Mike Groll / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

A controversial state law in New York that granted special legal protections to nursing homes, hospitals and other health care providers could be repealed under a bill approved Wednesday by the state Legislature.

New York Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine, D-Glen Cove, during a public hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace, in Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 12, 2019.
Hans Pennink / Associated Press

The state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held its first meeting of an impeachment inquiry against Gov. Andrew Cuomo over allegations that he sexually harassed several women, as well as other controversies.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, presents Hazel Dukes, president of the New York State chapter of the NAACP, with a cake to celebrate her birthday on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in New York.
Seth Wenig / Associated Press

Governor Andrew Cuomo forged ahead with a normal schedule Wednesday — he led a campaign style rally and publicly received the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at church in Harlem. His actions come amid stronger statements from President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the governor’s political future, and a sexual harassment scandal.