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Centralized Applications Unit (CAU)

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. 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.

 

Centralization Schedule

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

CENTRALIZATION DATE

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

 

 

Licensing and Certification Forms

To obtain all application and certification forms use the link below:

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/Pages/HealthFacilities.aspx  

 

Where to Submit Completed Forms

All completed application packages must be submitted to the Licensing and Certification, Centralized Applications Unit at the address listed below.

Please note: Applications submitted via overnight mail may extend receipt date.

  

For Regular Mail: 
California Department of Public Health
Licensing and Certification Program
Centralized Applications Unit
P.O. Box 997377, MS 3207
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377                         

For Overnight Mail (FedEx-UPS):
California Department of Public Health
Licensing and Certification Program
Centralized Applications Unit
1615 Capitol Avenue, MS 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814

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

 

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please call (916) 552-8632.

 

 
 
Last modified on: 11/14/2016 2:39 PM