Senate Bill (SB) 1383: Organic Waste Reduction Requirements

This legislation is the most significant change to recycling and waste disposal since the 1980s and impacts everyone from all levels of government, schools, colleges, and universities to businesses such as hospitals, and individual residents — essentially anyone who generates organic waste. The following FAQs describe the requirements that businesses — including hospitals — must […]

CHA Prepares Fact Sheet on Data Sharing Agreement

The California Health and Human Services Agency has released the Data Sharing Agreement and related policies and procedures required under Assembly Bill (AB) 133. To assist members, CHA has prepared a fact sheet about the Data Sharing Agreement, open items still in consideration, and the next steps for the state.  

HHS Issues Proposed Rule on Nondiscrimination Protections in Health Care  

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule implementing the nondiscrimination provision of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities. California law is generally in line with the proposed […]

National Stakeholder Call on EMTALA Is July 12 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a national stakeholder call on July 12 at 10 a.m. (PT) to discuss the agency’s policy with respect to hospitals, staff, and physicians regarding their obligations and protections under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Registration is required.