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Nursing Facility COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Rule Revised Effective March 28, 2022

Last updated on 3/28/2022

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Long-term Care Regulation has published a revised nursing facility COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Emergency Rule (PDF). It became effective March 28, 2022.

The revised rule:

  • Points to guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services and HHSC rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Removes the requirement to have plans for obtaining and maintaining a two-week supply of full personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Removes the requirement for staff and visitor screenings to be documented.

Read the revised emergency rule.