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CDPH Issues Guidance on Hospice License Moratorium

For COOs, hospice & home health leaders, licensing & certification staff

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter 21-53, which provides guidance on the implementation of a moratorium on hospice licensure, as established by Senate Bill 664.  

The moratorium takes effect Jan. 1, 2022, and will remain in place until 365 days from the date that the California state auditor publishes a report on hospice licensure. Under the new law, CDPH may grant an exception and issue a new license to operate a hospice upon making a written finding that the applicant has shown a demonstrable need in their proposed service area.