The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has released the California EMS System Strategic Plan, which was developed by the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee. This comprehensive 10-year plan is the result of extensive collaboration and hard work among stakeholders across the state, including CHA.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance, effective immediately, on compounding certain ibuprofen oral suspension products in the wake of record high demand for the product.
In response to a newly enacted law, the California Civil Rights Department (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing) has issued FAQs and templates to help employers create pay reports.
The California Society for Healthcare Engineering (CSHE) — the California chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering — encourages hospital facilities staff or those who provide consultative, advisory products or equipment to health care facilities to join the organization and take advantage of its educational and networking opportunities.
On July 6, the Food and Drug Administration amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid, an orally administered COVID-19 therapeutic drug. The amended EUA expressly permits licensed pharmacists to independently order Paxlovid for individual patients under certain conditions.
The GE Healthcare production facility for iodinated contrast media in Shanghai experienced an unexpected, temporary shutdown that has created temporary supply pressure for radiographic contrast medium used before X-ray imaging.
The Department of Justice will implement two important changes to the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES), effective April 2022.
On Aug. 24, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-33, which requests that hospitals and other licensed facilities provide contact information for a designated emergency contact and, optionally, an alternate point of contact. CDPH requests these updates from time to time through an AFL.