College of Law Professor Nina Kohn, Distinguished Scholar in Elder Law at the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School, and Irina D. Manta, Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, have co-authored “Hospitals That Ditch Masks Risk Exposure” at Bill of Health, the blog of the Petrie Flom Center at Harvard Law School.
The post focuses on the potential legal risks to hospitals and other healthcare providers that have ended routine masking requirements even though COVID-19 cases remain high. Kohn and Manta say, “Ending routine masking in hospital settings is a dangerous move. It puts patients and staff at risk for infection, and its potential long-term effects. It also exposes hospitals to the risk of liability.”