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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AU57 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Requirements for LTC Residents and Staff (CMS-3414) 
Abstract:

This rule finalizes the interim final rule that revises the infection control requirements that Long-Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The rule also includes COVID-19 reporting requirements.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 403   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 247d   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  MMA sec. 902 requires Medicare final rules publish within 3 years of a proposed or interim final rule.  05/13/2024 

Overall Description of Deadline: Per the CMS notice published December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78442), except for certain Medicare payment regulations and certain other statutorily-mandated regulations, we schedule all Medicare final regulations for publication within the 3-year standardized time limit in the current Unified Agenda. We do not intend to delay publishing a Medicare final regulation for 3 years if we are able to publish it sooner.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  05/13/2021  86 FR 26306   
Interim Final Rule Effective  05/21/2021 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  07/12/2021 
Final Action  05/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kim Roche
Health Insurance Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, MS: C2-21-16, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-3524
Email: kim.roche@cms.hhs.gov