After a tumultuous two-week period at the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, the board is expected to promulgate a new COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) on June 17.
CHA has submitted comments to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on Cal/OSHA’s June 8 emergency regulations pertaining to the stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE), which define “normal consumption” as the average consumption of specified PPE type and size over a two-year period, with a 200% cap.
On June 10, after much fanfare and expectation, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard for hospitals and other health care settings. However, existing California guidance and regulations on masking and social distancing must be followed by California hospitals.
Last year, to combat COVID-19, Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2537 (Rodriguez), which required all acute care hospitals to create and maintain a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) equal to three months of normal consumption. As the phrase “normal consumption” was undefined in the bill, this created significant confusion for hospitals.
The Hospital Association of Southern California has released a COVID-19 Vaccination Communications Toolkit that contains customizable fliers, posters, and social media assets that hospitals can share via their own communications platforms.
Because undecided individuals tend to act when people they trust speak positively aboutCOVID-19 shots, health care professionals can play an important role in countering vaccine misinformation and complacency to get more Californians vaccinated.
CHA submitted comment letters on the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 skilled-nursing facility prospective payment system (PPS), inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS, and inpatient psychiatric facility PPS proposed rules.
In 2016, the city of Los Angeles enacted an annual, phased-in minimum wage increase that was modeled after the state’s minimum wage law. The city’s minimum wage is separate and higher than the state minimum wage. On July 1, the minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles will increase to $15 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.
On May 14, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced in All Facilities Letter 21-15 that the Statewide Logistics Task Force has authorized all health care providers and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders to access the state inventory to request a one-time, 30-day sustainment supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). This 30-day supply is free of charge and may be used for stockpiles or in daily operations. Health care providers and EMS responders may request […]
On Monday, CHA issued an Alert asking hospitals to write and call their assembly member to oppose Assembly Bill (AB) 650 (Muratsuchi, D-Torrance) and to write and call their state senator, asking them to oppose Senate Bill (SB) 213 (Cortese, D-San Jose).
CMS issues updates on Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) CMS proposes to increase payment rates by approximately 2.8% in fiscal year 2022 compared to FFY 2021 for hospitals paid under the IPPS that successfully participate in the hospital inpatient quality reporting program and are users of meaningful electronic health records (EHR). Based on all changes in the proposed […]