HomeLatest NewsCovid-19CMS Updates Staff Vaccination Requirements

CMS Updates Staff Vaccination Requirements

​On October 26, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Memo QSO-23-02-All revising its guidance and survey procedures for all healthcare provider types related to assessing and maintaining compliance with the staff vaccination regulatory requirements. The staff vaccination requirement for all CMS-certified providers and suppliers has been enforced in all states since February 20, 2022. To date, most providers and suppliers surveyed by states have been found to be in substantial compliance with this requirement. Facility staff vaccination rates under 100% of unexcepted staff constitute noncompliance; however, it does not necessarily lead to termination, and facilities have discretion to choose which additional precautions to implement that align with the intent of the regulation which is intended to “mitigate the transmission and spread of COVID-19 for all staff who are not fully vaccinated.” Regardless of a facility’s compliance with the staff vaccination requirements, surveyors will closely investigate infection prevention and control practices to ensure proper practices are in use.

Stay Connected

Unified Voice Newsletter

Events This Month


04apr9:00 am4:00 pm2023 Spotlight on SD Assisted Living Centers

04apr12:00 pm1:00 pmKeeping Your Cool When It Gets Heated: Diffusing Difficult InteractionsSDAHO Webinar

05apr10:00 am11:00 amHow You Help Save Lives: Organ, Eye and Tissue DonationSDAHO Webinar

06apr1:00 pm2:00 pmSDAHO's Post-Legislative Session Review (Members Only)SDAHO Webinar

06apr3:00 pm4:00 pmDay Drinking - Staying HydratedSDAHO Webinar

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: SDAHO, 3708 W Brooks Place, Sioux Falls, SD, 57106, http://sdaho.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact