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Health Care Facility licensing and Certification

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Phone: (916) 552-8632
Email:  CAB@cdph.ca.gov

For application status requests, please include the following in your email:

  • Name of Facility or Agency
  • License or Facility/Agency # (if applicable)
  • Address
  • Facility or Provider Type
  • Date Documentation Sent
  • Contact Number

Skilled Nursing Facility Change of Management Company Application Packet

If a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is proposed to be operated (in whole or part) under a management contract (between the licensee and a management company), the management company is required to submit an application package to the Centralized Applications Branch (CAB), pursuant to Health and Safety Code (HSC) section 1253.3(a) to obtain the department’s approval prior to managing a SNF.

Pursuant to HSC section 1253.3(i), if the department approves the application, the applicant and licensee shall notify the department within 10 days of the final transactions effecting the orderly transfer of the health facility operations from the licensee to the applicant. The final orderly transfer of the health facility operations shall occur no later than 120 days after the department’s notice of approval of the application for licensure.

Refer to the provider checklist to determine what final transaction documents are required to complete the end process after the sale is finalized.

To apply for a Change of Management Company, you must complete the required application packet.

How to Apply

An applicant must submit a completed application packet to the Centralized Applications Branch (CAB). The provider instructions are a resource to guide you through the process. The provider checklist identifies the required forms and supporting documents needed to apply for initial approval and final transaction approval. 

Please refer to the following links to get started:

Where to Submit Applications

Submit completed application packets to the CAB at the address listed below. Do not send any completed application packets, forms, or supporting documents to the local CDPH, District Office.

          California Department of Public Health
          Licensing and Certification Program
          Centralized Applications Branch
          P.O. Box 997377, MS 3207
          Sacramento, CA 95899-7377​

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