CDPH Licensing & Enforcement

CDPH Seeking Stakeholder Input on Title 22 Revisions

On Oct. 12, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-38, which seeks input from stakeholders in amending Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations related to general acute care hospitals.   Specifically, CDPH is requesting feedback on the regulations related to general acute care hospitals on coronary care service, dental service, intensive care service, distinct part intermediate care […]

CDPH Requests Hospitals Submit Update of Emergency Contacts

On Aug. 24, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-33, which requests that hospitals and other licensed facilities provide contact information for a designated emergency contact and, optionally, an alternate point of contact. CDPH requests these updates from time to time through an AFL.

CDPH Issues FAQs on Visitation Health Order

On Aug. 20, CDPH issued FAQs on the state public health officer order on hospital visitation. This health order requires vaccine verification or proof of a COVID-19 test for visitors of hospitals and other facilities. The FAQs provide clarifications, in addition to those issued in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-31, on who is covered by the order and who is […]

Gov. Newsom Issues Vaccine Mandate for Certain Health Care Workers

In response to the surge of new COVID-19 infections due to the new Delta variant, on Aug. 5 Gov. Newsom issued a health officer order to require COVID-19 vaccinations in specified health care settings, including all general acute care hospitals (GACHs), acute psychiatric hospitals, and skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). This requirement comes after a growing number of hospital […]