Joint Commission Clarifies Documentation Requirements for Mandatory Staff COVID-19 Vaccination

Published: 04/05/2022

  • The Joint Commission,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently addressed a frequently asked question about documentation requirements for the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care staff.  

On December 28, 2021, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that, among other requirements, outlined documentation requirements for clinical contraindications or medical exemptions for the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine.

Documentation requirements include:

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