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June 27, 2019

Final Rule to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care in CoPs Extended to June 2020

The expected final rule on conditions of participation for hospitals, informally known as the Hospital Improvement Rule, which includes provisions on nurse staffing, nursing services both in inpatient and outpatient settings, supervision requirements, plans of care and antibiotic stewardship, among other things, will be delayed until June 2020.  The extension was announced June 7, 2019.  The original proposed rule was published June 16, 2016.