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Nursing Homes Must Educate, Offer Covid-19 Shots, HHS Says (1)

May 11, 2021, 4:00 PM; Updated: May 11, 2021, 4:40 PM

Nursing homes and other congregate care facilities must educate all residents and staff about Covid-19 vaccines, offer shots to all residents and staff, and report certain data regarding vaccination and therapeutic treatments under a new rule unveiled Tuesday.

The interim final rule (RIN 0938-AU57) applies to all care facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid. Homes that care for people with disabilities are also included in the rule, but the reporting requirements are optional.

The Department of Health and Human Services acknowledged that many long-term care facilities are already vaccinating and educating staff and residents, but not all of them have ...

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