In order to implement the state public health officer order released July 26, your hospital or health system may need to add additional testing for unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated workers. There are several resources available through the State of California if you need to create additional testing capacity.
Upon the announcement of a state public health order on testing for employees in health care settings, the Department of Managed Health Care released All Plan Letter 21-020.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities letter (AFL) 21-26 for providers, including skilled-nursing facilities, on the requirement to report abuse, neglect, exploitation, and/or mistreatment of residents, particularly elders or dependent adults.
Given the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has decided to delay the full implementation of Medi-Cal Rx until April 1, 2021.
An Alameda County Superior Court judge has issued an amended judgment in CANHR v. Angell, the 2016 court decision that established a requirement to include a designated patient representative for incapacitated skilled-nursing facility (SNF) residents without decision-makers in interdisciplinary team meetings convened to address care decisions
In this new feature, CHA will share communications highlights — from social media and earned media to new messaging and education resources. Following are items of note for July:
Today, Gov. Newsom announced new measures to encourage state workers and health care workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes a new state public health officer order that requires health care and congregate settings, including hospitals, to ensure that unvaccinated personnel undergo at least weekly COVID-19 testing and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). […]
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the availability of $103 million in grants over a three-year period to reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health care workforce.
The July 28 deadline for implementation of the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) interdisciplinary team patient representative requirement is quickly approaching.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an updated All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-74.1 on COVID-19 recommendations for personal protective equipment, resident placement/movement, and staffing in skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).