On May 27, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 22-11, which requests that hospitals report to their Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator each patient they treat who is suspected or confirmed to have experienced symptoms of lack of proper infant formula.
A reporting form is attached to the AFL. Hospitals should report each day they have an emergency department visit or admission related to the infant formula shortage. CDPH will use the reports to assess the impact of the shortage and assist with resource allocation. CDPH has also developed a web page with more information about the infant formula shortage.