In order for a healthcare organization to financially survive during this pandemic, we ask that the DOL consider including exemptions for employed physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to this regulation. We ask that they be exempt from both the emergency paid sick leave and expansion to the FMLA. Due to the high wages and the need for their work, this could negatively impact healthcare organizations as they are trying to provide the healthcare workers to fight this virus. If they cannot be exempt from these paid leaves, the DOL should consider increasing the maximum tax credit refund due to the high wages of these individuals.
Idea No. 684