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CDPH Issues Updated Guidance on Program Flex for Home Health Staff

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What’s happening: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 24-01 on experience requirements for licensed nursing staff of a home health agency (HHA). 

What else to know: This AFL provides direction on requesting program flexibility for the professional nursing experience requirements for an HHA. 

California law requires that all registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses have one year of professional nursing experience before providing services in a patient’s temporary or permanent place of residence. CDPH has the authority to grant program flexibility from regulatory requirements if statutory requirements are met.