Letter to CDPH Makes Recommendations on Post-Hospital Access to SNFs

August 18, 2020

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CHA has sent a letter to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding post-hospital access to skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). In the letter, CHA makes several recommendations, including:

  • Developing and issuing statewide guidance on SNF admission practices and policy, in the form of an All-Facilities Letter
  • Requiring SNFs to submit admissions and capacity data as part of their daily reporting

Developing a SNF Access Task Force by convening representatives from hospitals, SNFs, local health departments, and others to review and develop sound practices and policies for safe hospital-to-SNF care transitions.