See CMS' latest COVID-19 vaccination requirements and timelines for healthcare staff.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deadline for staff vaccination for states not in litigation arrived on January 27th. CMS has issued a two-phase requirement:
Phase 1 Requirements:
- Facilities must have all policies and procedures in place for ensuring staff are fully vaccinated, providing exemptions, and tracking staff vaccinations.
- Staff at all health care facilities included within the regulation must have received, at a minimum, the first dose of a primary series or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine prior to staff providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its patients.
Phase 2 Requirements:
- Staff must be fully vaccinated (with the exception of those who have been granted exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine or for those staff for whom the COVID-19 vaccination must be temporarily delayed, as recommended by CDC).
You can see the full CMS timeline by state here.