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State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health

AFL 10-44
December 1, 2010

General Acute Care Hospitals
Acute Psychiatric Hospitals
Special Hospitals

Pre-Notice Meeting for Regulations Governing Administrative Penalties and Adverse Events

​NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Care Quality, Licensing & Certification Program (hereinafter referred to as the "Department"), pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.45, is inviting interested parties to participate in a public discussion and submit statements and comments regarding the substance of regulations governing Administrative Penalties described in Health & Safety Code Sections 1280.1, 1280.3, and 1280.4 and Adverse Events described in Health & Safety Code Section 1279.1 prior to the start of the formal rulemaking process.

Any person interested may present statements orally or in writing relevant to these issues at a pre-notice meeting to be held at the East End Complex Auditorium, 1500 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814 at 8:30 a.m., Monday, January 10, 2011.

This pre-meeting is in addition to, and not a replacement of, the pre-meeting scheduled for November 24, 2010 (see AFL 10-31 for meeting details).

Written comments, including those sent by mail, facsimile, or e-mail to the address listed under Contact Persons in this Notice, must be received by the Department at its office not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2011, or must be received at the meeting.

The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Edwin Hoffmark at 1-800-236-9747, or email, or send a written request to the Department at P.O. Box 997377; MS 3201, Sacramento, CA 95899-7337. Providing your request at least seven (7) business days before the meeting will help to ensure availability of the requested accommodation.

Contact Persons:
Jennifer Hoke, Chief of Certification & Regulations

Edwin Hoffmark, RN Unit Chief

CDPH, Licensing & Certification
P.O. Box 997377; MS 3201
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Fax: (916) 324-4820
Phone: 1-800-236-9747



Original Signed by Pamela Dickfoss

Pamela Dickfoss
Acting Deputy Director

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