CMS Ending Some Blanket Waivers for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Posted by LTCS on May 5, 2022

An April 7 CMS update outlined minimum regulatory requirements that providers must restore to protect residents’ health and safety. 

Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers ending May 7, 2022 include: Physician Visits and Delegation of Tasks, Clinical Records, Resident Groups, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Programs, and Discharge Planning.

Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers ending June 7, 2022 include:

Training and Certification of Nurse Aides mandating that a skilled nursing facility may not employ anyone for longer than four months unless they meet the training and certification requirements under CFR §483.35(d).

In-Service Training requiring a nursing assistant to receive at least 12 hours of in-service training annually under 42 CFR §483.95(g)(1).

Update to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers