CMS Final Rule for LTC Facilities Removes COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Published: 06/01/2023

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule removing expired regulatory language addressing staff and patient COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs-IID)

The final rule:

  • Finalizes requirements for facilities to provide education about COVID-19 vaccines and to offer COVID-19 vaccines to residents, clients, and staff.

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