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Centralized Applications Unit (CAU)

Licensing and Certification Forms

The Center for Health Care Quality’s Centralized Applications Unit’s (CAU) mission is to ensure standardization and consistency of the state licensing and federal certification application process.  

To better accomplish this mission and fully centralize the process, the CAU is absorbing all facility applications currently processed by the Center’s district offices, per the schedule listed below. The CAU has increased staffing and is actively implementing efficiencies to improve the timeliness of processing applications.

As we transition to full centralization, applications may take up to 6 or more months to process, subject to the completeness of the application upon submittal. This processing timeline also applies to requests for changes to existing facilities such as changes in name, location, bed number, etc.

Applicants should anticipate an additional 3-6 month processing time for applications that require on-site surveys by the district office.

The schedule below outlines the timeline for application workload redirection to the CAU. Please continue to send your applications to your designated district office until the centralization date indicated.

 

DISTRICT OFFICE

START DATE FOR PROCESSING BYCAU

Los Angeles (four offices)

07/01/15

Chico

02/01/16

Fresno

03/01/16

Santa Rosa

04/01/16

East Bay

05/01/16

San Francisco

06/01/16

San Jose

07/01/16

Riverside

08/01/16

San Bernardino

09/01/16

Bakersfield

10/01/16

Ventura

11/01/16

Orange

12/01/16

San Diego North & South

01/01/17

Sacramento

02/01/17

 

 
 
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