The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) informed CHA on June 28 that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved CDPH’s medical breach regulations. They will take effect July 1.
At CHA’s request, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel guidance for health care personnel in hospitals and skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).
On June 8, Cal/OSHA submitted emergency regulations to the Office of Administrative Law to define “normal consumption.” As currently drafted, the emergency regulation defines “normal consumption” as the average consumption of specified personal protective equipment (PPE) type and size over a two- year period, with a 200% cap. This approach raises significant concerns, as CHA believes that […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued revised guidance on emergency preparedness exercise requirements to provide additional clarification due to the continuing COVID-19 public health emergency.
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.