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Lois Richardson

Lois Richardson has a multifaceted job at CHA. She is responsible for evaluating the legal impact of proposed legislation/regulations on California hospitals and providing legal advice to CHA’s advocacy staff. In addition, she is the author of numerous CHA publications, including the Consent Manual, California Health Information Privacy Manual and California Hospital Survey Manual, Cal/OSHA Safe Patient Handling Regulation Guidebook, Minors and Healthcare Law, Healthcare Workplace Violence Regulation – How to Comply, and California Hospital Discharge Planning for Homeless Patients.

Lois has also served as the executive director for the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys since 2000, providing legal education and networking opportunities for California’s health care attorneys.

Prior to working at CHA, Lois worked at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, where she specialized in contract negotiations between the hospital/faculty physician group and payers.

Lois has a bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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CAHHS Volunteer Services Department Vision and Mission


Volunteer Services is an organization that can lessen the economic burden on the system, one that becomes part of a whole team whose sole purpose is to heal and comfort.


Volunteers assigned to each hospital department.
Volunteers creating a measurable impact in keeping California’s hospitals open.
Uniformity of programs and services in California’s hospital volunteer programs.
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