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As California’s hospitals continue their life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital associations continue to advocate on behalf of hospitals and their patients, in addition to offering these tools and resources:

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

State Revises Health Order on Hospital Surge The state has revised its Jan. 5 State Health Officer Order as a result of advocacy efforts by CHA. The original order prohibited some surgical procedures and allowed the state to direct the interfacility transfer of patients to avoid overwhelming some hospitals. The revisions include:

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Hospitals Must Post Crisis Care Guidelines on Website Effective Jan. 6, all California hospitals are required to publicly post their crisis care continuum guidelines, another facility’s guidelines, or the state’s guidelines on their website, per All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-91. Additionally, hospitals must notify their local California Department of Public Health (CDPH) district office and their […]

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CDC Allocates $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has allocated $22 billion in funding for states, localities, and territories in response to the pandemic, as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. California will receive $1.696 billion for testing activities and $357 million […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

State Health Order on Hospital Surge Released The State Health Order, released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Jan. 5 and amended Jan. 6, is in effect through at least Jan. 26 and unless rescinded, primarily does two things:

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

ICYMI: Deadline for Hospitals to Post Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines Is Jan. 6 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-91, which addresses the need for all health facilities to have crisis care continuum Guidelines and to implement those guidelines if they are experiencing surge as a result of the […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH Issues AFL on Crisis Standards of Care The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-91, which addresses the need for all health facilities to have crisis care continuum guidelines and to implement those guidelines if they are experiencing surge as a result of the current increase in COVID-19 cases. […]