Welcome to the California Department of Public Health Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ), the Center with the responsibility for regulatory oversight of health facilities, certified nurse assistants (CNAs), home health aides (HHAs), certified hemodialysis technicians (CHTs) and licensed nursing home administrators. Through the Center’s Licensing and Certification (L&C) and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) programs, the Center for Health Care Quality plays a critical role in the protection of patient safety. CHCQ does this by evaluating applicant health facilities, agencies, and CNA, HHA, CHT and licensed nursing home administrator applicants for compliance with state laws and regulations. CHCQ also investigates complaints, certifies health facilities’ and agencies’ compliance with federal laws and regulations, and oversees the education, training, and criminal record clearance of nursing home administrators, CNAs, HHAs, and CHTs.
Center for Health Care Quality