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CDPH Issues Guidance for Skilled-Nursing Facility Resident Councils

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter 23-16, which clarifies California state requirements for family councils in skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).  

CDPH notes that California state law continues to require that SNFs must have family councils, even though the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued guidance that does not require them.