Rulemaking Proposal; Immunization Requirements for Healthcare Workers Rule - 10-144 CMR c. 264

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The Department is proposing routine technical rule changes to amend Chapter 264, Immunization Requirements for Healthcare Workers, to remove COVID-19 from the list of vaccine preventable diseases for which Designated Healthcare Facility employees must show proof of immunization or provide appropriate exemption documentation.

This Department's proposed change is based on available clinical and epidemiological data about COVID-19, increase population immunity resulting from vaccination and prior infections, decreasing severity, improved treatments, and declining infection and death rates. In addition, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in June 2023 withdrew COVID-19 vaccine requirements for healthcare employees, following the May 11, 2023 end of the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19.



Office: Maine CDC

Routine technical


Public hearing: -

Meeting location:


109 Capitol Street, Augusta, ME

State Office Building, Conference Rooms A and B

The Department requests that any individual requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing in person contact the agency person listed below 5 days in advance of the hearing.

Comment deadline:

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