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CDPH Issues Guidance on Elder Abuse Reporting for SNFs

For skilled-nursing facility leaders, case managers, compliance officers

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. 

The AFL outlines the mandated time frames and procedures for reporting to local law enforcement, the long-term care ombudsman, and the CDPH district office.