New NHSN Consent Form

The January 23rd release of the NHSN 8.8.1 application will introduce an updated NHSN Agreement to Participate and Consent for current NHSN facility users who enrolled in NHSN prior to Dec. 2, 2017.

Facilities that enrolled in NHSN on or after Dec. 2, 2017, have already accessed this new Consent and will not need to accept it again if they have already done so.

Primary Contacts or Facility Administrators should agree to this updated Consent form for each component by April 14, 2018, or risk losing access to NHSN.

Once the Consent form is available on Jan. 23, an alert will appear on all NHSN component home pages, and primary contacts and facility administrators will receive an email notification.

Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions and the updated NHSN purposes, are available on CDC’s NHSN website: httpss://

If you have any questions, please send an email to with the subject line “NHSN Reconsent.”