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.