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CHA’s Compliance Manual Updated for 2022

The California Hospital Compliance Manual, which provides guidance to hospitals and health systems on how to comply with myriad California and federal statutes, regulations, and agency guidelines, has been updated through February 2022.  

CDC Updates Mask Guidance for Visitors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance to recommend that people visiting health care facilities use the most protective form of source control, including N-95 masks.  

Privacy Breach Reports Due March 1

Federal law requires hospitals and other Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-covered entities to report all 2019 HIPAA privacy breaches affecting fewer than 500 patients to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by Feb. 29.