On April 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on how to comply with the new Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) supplier diversity regulations. The statutes require hospitals to report on their minority, women, LGBT, and disabled-veteran business enterprise procurement efforts by July 1.
On April 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the availability of additional funding to reimburse qualifying costs related to safely reopening and operating certain eligible entities (including private nonprofit medical facilities). Items eligible for reimbursement include certain personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfection, COVID-19 diagnostic testing, screening and temperature scanning, and temporary physical barriers for social distancing. The interim policy includes 100% federal […]
Experts predict it isn’t a matter of if California hospitals will experience professional liability and employment claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a matter of when. To provide strategies for potential litigation that might be coming hospitals’ way, CHA will host a webinar on COVID-19: Preparing for Potential Litigation on April 20 from 10:30 […]
Today marks the day that hospitals are required to have a personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile per Labor Code 6403.3. The law is clear that the stockpile must consist of seven identified items of PPE in amounts equal to three months of normal consumption. Among other questions, the definition of normal consumption remains unresolved. While […]
On March 19, Gov. Newsom signed Senate Bill 95, the COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave bill. As a budget trailer bill, it goes into effect immediately, but employers have until March 29 to come into compliance.
As previously reported, Assembly Bill 2537 requires hospitals to maintain a stockpile equivalent to three months of normal consumption for specified personal protective equipment (PPE) as of April 1.
On Feb. 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its quarantine guidance for vaccinated individuals.
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently released guidance to assist employers in complying with Senate Bill 973. The bill, which took effect Jan. 1, requires employers with 100 or more employees to provide detailed pay data to DFEH by March 31.
Breaches to hospital data systems can happen fast and be devastating. To help hospitals avoid these breaches, CHA and Hospital Council — Northern & Central California will host a webinar, Ransomware and Emerging Cyber Threats, on Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (PT).