The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 19-38 requesting a designated emergency contact for all health facilities, as well as a designated contact to receive AFLs. To provide information, submit it through the department’s emergency contact survey site.
In the letter, CDPH specifies that emergency contact must be reachable and able to respond 24 hours a day. It also states that it seeks to improve emergency communication, and it encourages health care providers to sign up with their county emergency medical services agency and/or local public health emergency communications system.
Finally, CDPH provides instructions for how to request to be added to its AFL distribution list for those who are not a designated AFL recipient.