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Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Pilot Program


The Elective PCI Pilot Program, provided for by Senate Bill (SB) 891 and Health and Safety Code, Section 1256.01, will allow the State of California to study the safety of elective PCI in hospitals without cardiovascular surgical services.  Six hospitals from across the state have applied and been selected to participate as pilot hospitals.  The pilot program implementation is scheduled to start June 2010 and will last through August 2013.  Upon its completion, the results will be published and recommendations on elective PCI will be submitted to the California Legislature.  To learn more about the Elective PCI Pilot Program, please refer to Health and Safety Code, Section 1256.01.



Each facility that passed the application review process was scheduled for an onsite, unannounced survey of their Cardiac Catheter Lab and facilities related to cardiac care.   Special focus was placed on review of the policies and procedures of each facility to ensure they were in alignment with the current Title 22 and CMS regulations, as well as the statutory regulations for the Elective PCI Pilot Program and industry standard guidelines. 

Each facility underwent a general survey which included environment and infection control (Emergency Room (ER), Cardiac Catheter Lab, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and waiting areas).  A mock tracer from the ER to the catheter lab through ICU and discharge was performed.  Seventy-five percent (75%) of all physician, nursing and technical staff involved in the cardiac catheterization procedures including, licensing, credentialing and training were reviewed for competencies and training.


PCI Advisory Oversight Committee (PCI AOC)

PCI AOC Meeting Schedule, Notes & Agendas

Selected Medical Facilities

Related Documents

PCI Pilot Program - CDPH's Report to the Legislature Adobe Acrobat PDF

PCI CAMPOS Final AOC Report Adobe Acrobat PDF

Notice: September 2012 PCI-AOC meeting to be postponed until later in the yearAdobe Acrobat PDF

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, 2010Adobe Acrobat PDF

California Senate Bill (SB) 891Adobe Acrobat PDF

California Health & Safety Code, Section 1256.01Adobe Acrobat PDF

L&C All Facility Letters (AFLs)

AFL 09-06Adobe Acrobat PDF 

AFL 09-33Adobe Acrobat PDF

AFL 09-54 Adobe Acrobat PDF

AFL 10-08 Adobe Acrobat PDF


Inquiries regarding the Elective PCI Pilot Program may be directed to PCI@cdph.ca.gov

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