HHSC Publishes New HCSSA Vaccine Rule June 1

June 1, 2022

Effective June 1, HHSC has adopted a new permanent vaccine rule for Home and Community Support Services Agencies.

The rule allows a HCSSA to purchase, store or transport a vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat or mitigate the spread of a communicable disease.

The HCSSA must have established policies and procedures that makes sure a sealed portable container is handled properly with respect to storage, transportation and temperature stability according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The HCSSA must also adhere to guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HHSC.

The new HCSSA rule is located in Title 26 of the Texas Administrative Code Chapter §558.303.