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Pursuant to a court order, the California Department of Public Health is required to release the address of record for certified nurse assistants, home health aides, certified hemodialysis technicians, and licensed nursing home administrators in response to a Public Records Act (PRA) request.* (Government Code starting at section 6250.)

To provide the Department with an alternate address that will be used for public release upon request, please contact the Professional Certification Branch through one of the methods below.


Please send completed form CDPH 929 or CDPH 514 (link below) to:

CDPH Licensing and Certification Program
Aide and Technician Certification Section
MS 3301, P.O. Box 997416
Sacramento, CA 95889-7416


TELEPHONE: (916) 327-2445

EMAIL: CNAs, HHAs and CHTs attach completed form CDPH 929 and send to:

NHAs attach completed form CDPH 514 and send to    

*Court Order: Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers v. California Department of Public Health, Sacramento County Superior Court, February 21, 2018, No. 34-2017-80002636.

Certified Nurse Assistant

Certified nurse assistants provide basic patient care directed at the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of elderly, disabled, or injured individuals, and are certified as having completed the state training requirements.

Home Health Aide

A home health aide is an individual who is employed by a home health agency or hospice program to provide personal care services in the patient’s home upon successful completion of a state-approved training program.

Certified Hemodialysis Technician

A hemodialysis technician is a health care provider who is employed by a hemodialysis clinic or unit and participates in the direct treatment of patients undergoing hemodialysis. A hemodialysis technician is certified by the state for meeting the requirements in Section 1247.61 of the Business and Professions Code.

Training Providers

Nursing Home Administrator

A nursing home administrator is educated and trained to carry out the policies of a nursing home, and is licensed in accordance with California Health and Safety Code, Section 1416.  The nursing home administrator is charged with the general administration of a nursing home, regardless of whether he or she has an ownership interest and whether the administrator’s function or duties are shared with others.

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