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CDPH Issues Guidance on Elder Abuse Reporting for SNFs

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. 

Communications Roundup

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: 

State Announces New Testing and PPE Requirements for Unvaccinated Health Care Workers

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). […]