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.