Interim Final Rule – COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Requirements for Residents and Staff
CMS has issued QSO-21-19-NH, which outlines the Interim Final Rule – COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Requirements for Residents and Staff. This rule establishes Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Vaccine Immunization Requirements for Residents and Staff. This includes new requirements for educating residents or resident representatives and staff regarding the benefits and potential side effects associated with the COVID-19 vaccine, and offering the vaccine. Furthermore, LTC facilities must report COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutics treatment information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Please read through the memo carefully for facility actions and effective dates.
See the memo or visit https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-21-19-nh.pdf for complete details.