Saturday, June 16, 2018, 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces a deadline extension for completing the online National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Agreement to Participate and Consent form, referred to as the Consent in this announcement. The new deadline for completing the Consent, June 15, 2018, applies to ALL facilities currently enrolled in NHSN regardless of their CMS participation. The Consent is accessible to only the NHSN Facility Administrator or Primary Contact user. The new deadline provides additional time for each facility’s NHSN Facility Administrator or Primary Contact to complete the online Consent and avoid any interruptions in access to the NHSN application, including access for purposes of submitting data to meet local, state, or federal reporting requirements. Please be informed that if the Consent is not completed by the new deadline, access to NHSN will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, users will receive an error message when they attempt to log into NHSN redirecting them to the Facility Administrator or Primary Contact. If you have any questions about the re-consent process, please email the NHSN helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/about-nhsn/faq-agreement-to-participate.html.