CDC Extends Deadline for Submission of NHSN “Agreement to Participate and Consent” form to June 15, 2018

NHSN’s stated purposes have been recently updated with new provisions for sharing data with local and territorial health departments and with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As a result all newly enrolled facilities must accept the Agreement to Participate and Consent upon enrollment, and all currently participating facilities must accept or “re-consent” to the Agreement.
  • Currently enrolled facilities are required to accept the new Agreement to Participate and Consent electronically by June 15, 2018.
  • If a facility fails to re-consent by the deadline, its NHSN functionality will be suspended until the consent form is accepted.
  • Newly enrolled facilities must consent within 60 days of enrolling in NHSN.
  • After submitting enrollment forms, the person(s) listed as the Dialysis Component Primary Contact and the Healthcare Personnel Primary Contact must log in to the enrolled facility in NHSN.
  • On the Dialysis component homepage, the primary contact should review the electronic consent form and then check the ‘Accept’ box and click ‘Submit’.
  • For more information contact with “consent form” in the subject line or visit