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

AFL 10-45
December 6, 2010

To All Health Care Facilities

Pre-Notice Meeting for Regulations Governing General Acute Care Hospitals

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 update of regulations governing General Acute Care Hospitals in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 1 prior to the start of the formal rulemaking process.

There will be a series of pre-notice meetings with emphasis on specific sections of the regulations as described in the table below. Any person interested may present statements orally or in writing relevant to the updating of General Acute Care Hospital regulations at these pre-notice meetings to be held at the East End Complex Auditorium, 1500 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814. Each meeting will start at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Pre-Notice Meeting ​Date for Written Comments ​Subject Specific Focus
​February 15, 2011 ​February 14, 2011 ​General Acute Care Hospital - Administrative ​Articles 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7
​April 12, 2011 ​April 11, 2011 ​General Acute Care Hospital - Services ​Articles 3 and 6
​June 14, 2011 ​June 13, 2011 ​General Acute Care Hospital - Facility/Structure​Articles 8 and 9

Written comments, including those sent by mail, facsimile, or e-mail should be submitted to the address listed under Contact Persons in this Notice and must be received by the Department at its office not later than 5:00 p.m. on the date noted above. Written comments may also be submitted in person 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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