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 […]
On Sept. 29, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) updated the timeline for the Retention Payment Program. The timeline clarifies when covered entities, which include hospitals, must register with DHCS to receive an application for the Retention Payment Program.
The Department of Health Care Access and Information has announced the approval of $40.8 million in grant awards to 20 organizations that support and encourage students from underrepresented regions and backgrounds to pursue health care careers.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued updated guidance on COVID-19 infection control for health care settings.
The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) has released an Advisory Guide that addresses frequently asked questions about the Nonstructural Performance Category-5 (NPC-5) water rationing plan requirement.
In response to both the state and federal declaration of emergency due to monkeypox (MPX), the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has issued guidance on how MPX is addressed by the Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard.
In June 2022, the Legislature and governor approved a $308 billion budget for the state fiscal year spanning from July 2022 through June 2023. In late August, the Legislature passed and the governor is expected to approve revisions to the 2022-23 Budget Act, which generally redirect, build upon, or provide statutory parameters around actions previously […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued revised guidance related to waivers of the Nurse Aide Training Competency and Evaluation requirements.
On Aug. 25, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) officially updated the timeline for the retention payment program to clarify that an employee must be employed on Nov. 28 to qualify for the retention payment (date of record). DHCS also provided FAQs and a glossary of terms.
The California Society for Healthcare Engineering (CSHE) — the California chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering — encourages hospital facilities staff or those who provide consultative, advisory products or equipment to health care facilities to join the organization and take advantage of its educational and networking opportunities.