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New State Reporting Requirements for Facilities Currently Reporting COVID-19 Lab Data to the National Healthcare Safety Network

Last updated on 11/17/2020

Effective November 14, 2020, long-term care facilities who are currently submitting COVID-19 laboratory data into the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) should discontinue their direct reporting to the Department of State Health Services’ National Electronic Disease Surveillance System.

Reporting through NHSN will fulfill the state reporting requirement for facilities actively entering data into NHSN.

Important: Facilities must continue to comply with their local health authority directive for reporting.

Any long-term care facilities who are not reporting to NHSN must continue to report to DSHS NEDSS.

Thank you for your cooperation. Email your questions to COVID-19ELR@dshs.texas.gov.