As workforce shortages continue to threaten health care for Californians, CHA has prepared key messages that hospitals can use or customize when talking with policy makers, the media, or the public about this issue.
On Oct. 4, the former Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) officially launched its new name — the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) — and an updated website.
An upcoming two-part webinar series — free and hosted by Physicians for a Healthy California’s GME Startup Solutions and HORNE LLP — seeks to empower graduate medical education (GME) champions to grow and diversify California’s physician workforce pipeline.
Today President Biden announced his COVID-19 Action Plan. As part of the plan, President Biden issued an executive order requiring all federal executive branch workers to be vaccinated with no option for being regularly tested as an alternative and an executive order directing that this standard be extended to employees of contractors that do business with the federal government.
As hospitals under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) authority have been actively implementing the emergency temporary standard (ETS) released on June 10, the American Hospital Association has been encouraging hospitals to comment on the regulation, arguing that the “OSHA COVID-19 ETS would jeopardize … the collective efforts by the field to follow […]
Applications are now being accepted for the fourth cycle of the graduate medical education grant program CalMedForce.
A recent California Supreme Court decision on meal, rest, and recovery period violations could have major implications for many of the state’s employers — including hospitals.
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.
Mathematica, a policy research group working with the California Health Care Foundation, has issued two requests for proposal (RFP) on grants for graduate medical education (GME) programs in California.
CHA — along with the California Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Hospital Association — has submitted a letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the U.S. Department of Education to open a negotiated rulemaking process for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. The purpose of the rulemaking process would be to correct the […]