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DOH Issues Second Directive to Nursing Homes and ACFs to Make Boosters Available to Residents

The Department of Health (DOH) issued another Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) last week reminding nursing homes and adult care facilities (ACFs) to make boosters available to all eligible residents.

Pursuant to 10 NYCRR §§ 66-4.1 nursing homes must ensure that all residents, once eligible, have an opportunity to receive an appropriate booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine and pursuant to 10 NYCRR §§ 66-4.2, adult care facilities must make diligent efforts to arrange for all eligible residents to register for an appointment to receive their booster dose. As required by regulation, nursing homes and adult care facilities must keep proper documentation of those residents who are eligible but decline to receive a booster dose.

Questions or concerns regarding this correspondence can be addressed to covidnursinghomeinfo@health.ny.gov or covidadultcareinfo@health.ny.gov based on the specific facility.

Members should reach out to LeadingAge NY if they are experiencing challenges with this task. 

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342