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

AFL 22-22
October 24, 2022

General Acute Care Hospitals

Notice of Stakeholder Meeting for General Acute Care Hospital (GACH) Observation Service Regulations

​All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary 

This AFL notifies facilities that the Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) is holding a stakeholder meeting on December 6, 2022 to discuss GACH Observation Service regulations.

​CHCQ is holding a stakeholder meeting to discuss the development of GACH Observation Service regulations on December 6, 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. CHCQ would like to hear your suggestions for developing the regulations. Please attend the meeting prepared to share your comments and suggestions after reviewing the attached documents: Questions for Stakeholder Meeting – GACH Observation Service (PDF) and Health and Safety Code section 1253.7 (PDF). 

The meeting will be held via webinar using the WebEx platform.  Please use the WebEx Registration link to register and receive a password to join the webinar.  When choosing an audio connection, select "I will call in."

Please check the Regulation Stakeholder Meetings webpage for updates and opportunities to comment. If you have any questions about this AFL, please email



Original signed by Cassie Dunham

Cassie Dunham

Deputy Director

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