Nursing

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Updated FAQs on Staffing Shortages, COVID-19 Surges Now Available

To assist hospitals experiencing a shortage of health care workers or that are challenged in meeting the state’s nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements, CHA has updated its FAQs for Hospital Facing Critical Staffing Shortages to clarify certain issues and provide details on questions member hospitals have asked. Also updated are the COVID-19 Surges: Resources for California […]

CDPH Launches New Infant Formula Web Page

The California Department of Public Health has developed an infant formula web page (also available in Spanish) to provide the latest information about the supply shortage and connect California families in need of formula to helpful resources.  

Coyle Focuses on Nurse Staffing Crisis in CapRadio Interview

As COVID-19 continues to surge in some parts of the state and hospitals gear up for a busy end of year, CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle spoke to Vicki Gonzalez of CapRadio’s Insight (available at 24.50 mark) about the nurse staffing crisis that could threaten care.   

BRN’s Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority Regulations Begin

Assembly Bill (AB) 890 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa), which was signed into law on Sept. 29, will authorize a nurse practitioner who meets certain requirements to practice without physician supervision. The new law will improve access to health care by allowing nurse practitioners greater freedom and flexibility to practice in communities with insufficient primary care services. Details about the changes that will be implemented with AB 890 are available here.