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NF COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Rule Revised Effective November 28, 2021

Last updated on 11/30/2021

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Long-term Care Regulation (HHSC LTCR) has published a revised nursing facility {NF) COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Emergency Rule (PDF). It became effective November 28, 2021.

The revised rule:

  • Allows fully vaccinated staff not to wear a facemask or other PPE or maintain physical distancing when they are in well-defined areas that are restricted from resident access in accordance with CDC guidance.
  • Adds that HHSC may request a plan for reducing the number of residents who have Medicaid as a payor source for a NF that has a temporary Medicaid bed allocation increase.