STAT+: Hospital giant Tenet sues OSHA for attempting to inspect hospital under Covid-19 worker safety rule

A large, investor-owned hospital chain is suing a federal agency, arguing workplace health officials don’t have authority to inspect its hospital under a lapsed rule that governed Covid-19 safety protocols. 

Tenet Healthcare Corp., a Dallas-based company with 60 hospitals and more than $19 billion in revenue, is seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent an Occupational Health and Safety inspector from entering one of its El Paso hospitals. The lawsuit says a rule that once gave OSHA additional authority to inspect Covid-19 safety protocols in hospitals is no longer enforceable. 

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