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).
As reported previously, California’s general acute care hospital personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile law – Assembly Bill (AB) 2537 – requires hospitals to be prepared to report specified PPE data as of Jan. 15. CHA developed and has updated frequently asked questions to assist hospitals with implementation.
Crime does not stop because of COVID-19. The increasing sophistication and frequency of ransomware, phishing, and hacking attacks mean that the health care industry is more vulnerable than ever to cybersecurity threats. On Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a webinar that will discuss firsthand hospital experience with attacks in late 2020 and how to safeguard patient care and protect operations.
CHA has released a toolkit to help hospitals comply with the COVID-19 workplace notice requirements in a new California law — Assembly Bill 685 — that takes effect Jan. 1, 2021.