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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor

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


AFL 18-33
July 27, 2018


TO:
General Acute Care Hospitals (GACHs)

SUBJECT:
Request for Stakeholder Input in Amending GACH Medical Records Regulations


All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

The California Department of Public Health’s Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) is seeking input from interested stakeholders in amending GACH medical records regulations under California Code of Regulations, Title 22, sections 70747 through 70753.

CHCQ is seeking input from interested stakeholders as part of the regulation development process to ensure proposed regulations are consistent with other laws and regulations, modern hospital practices, and other relevant standards. CHCQ has begun the process of revising regulations governing GACHs under California Code of Regulations, Title 22. These GACH regulations include the following sections:

  • section 70747 Medical Records Service
  • section 70749 Patient Health Record Content
  • section 70751 Medical Record Availability
  • section 70753 Transfer Summary


Instructions for Submitting Written Comments

Please submit your written comments by August 31, 2018 using the Written Comments for GACH Medical Records Regulations Survey. Stakeholders may submit supporting documentation as attachments at the end of this survey. Please include your name, title, the name of organization you represent, and AFL number to any attachment(s).

Please submit your questions by email to CHCQRegulationsUnit@cdph.ca.gov.
 
Sincerely,

Original signed by Scott Vivona

Scott Vivona
Assistant Deputy Director
 
Attachment: Written Comments for GACH Medical Records Regulations Survey

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