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Licensing and certification

All Facilities Letters - Released 2008

​Bulletin NumberFacility Type Affected​Subject​Release Date​
AFL 08-01​Adult Day Health Centers​Program Flex Requests for ADHC Center Staff Qualifications & Documentation​01/15/2008
​AFL 08-03 (Pending)​Long Term Care​Health Facility Consumer Information System Website


HFCIS Data Discrepancy Form

​01/24/2008
AFL 08-04​General Acute Care Hospitals​Language Assistance Services​02/04/2008
​AFL 08-05​All Health Facilites​Medicare Certification Surveys​03/25/2008
AFL 08-06​Health Facilities for Santa Rosa/Redwood Coast District Office​Relocation of the Santa Rosa/Redwood Coast District Office and State Facilities Unit​02/22/2008
AFL 08-07​General Acute Care Hospitals​Licensed Nurse-to-Patient Ratios for Inpatient Rehabilitation Units​03/14/2008
AFL 08-08​Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled-Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled-Nursing​Criminal Record Clearance for Consultants Working as Direct Care Staff​10/24/2008
AFL 08-09​General Acute Care Hospitals​Mandated Reporting of Staging of Pressure Ulcers​05/27/2008
​AFL 08-10​General Acute Care Hospitals​New Regulatory Requirements for Compliance with Senate Bill 739 - Joining CDPH Group, CLIP Reporting​04/22/2008
AFL 08-11​All Licensed Healthcare Facilities, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Specialty Care Clinics, Primary Care Clinics​Multi-Dose Medication and Reuse of Syringes: A Patient Safety Threat In Your Facility?​04/22/2008
AFL 08-12​General Acute Care Hospitals, State Hospitals​Implementation of Senate Bills 1875/801 Facility Plan to Eliminate or Substantially Reduce Medication - Related Errors​03/27/2008
​AFL 08-14​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Chronic Dialysis Clinics, End Stage Renal Dialysis Clinics, General Acute Care Hospitals, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities-Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities-Developmentally Disabled-Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities-Developmentally Disabled-Nursing, Skilled Nursing Facilities​Heparin Recall​03/28/2008
AFL 08-15​Long Term Care​Fast Facts - Preventing Summer Heat

Hot Summer Weather Advisory

​05/02/2008
​AFL 08-16​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Immediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled , Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled - Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled - Nursing, Primary and Rural Health Clinics, HHA, Chronic Dialysis Clinics (End State Renal Disease)​Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification Program Website​05/16/2008
​AFL 08-17 (Pending)​General Acute Care Hospitals​New Regulatory Requirements for Compliance with Senate Bill 739 - Reporting Influenza Vaccination/Declination of Employees and Healthcare Personnel​08/08/2008
AFL 08-18​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Immediate Care Facilities​Application Information for Skilled Nursing Facility or Intermediate Care Facility Management Companies​06/16/2008
AFL 08-21​All Facilities​Health Advisory Issued Due To Wildfire Smoke

Joint Press Release with El Dorado County

​06/30/2008
AFL 08-23​Adult Day Health Care Centers, General Acute Care Hospitals​Department of Public Health Licensing & Certification Program Website​12/23/2008
AFL 08-24​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Correctional Treatment Centers, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled -Habilitative​Dietary Service Supervisors​07/31/2008
AFL 08-25​Skilled Nursing Facilities, General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Chronic Dialysis Clinics, End Stage Renal Dialysis Clinics, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled -Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled -Nursing​Recall of Environmental Test Systems' SteriChek "Sensitive" Total Chloramines and Residual Chlorine Reagent Strips​08/18/2008
AFL 08-26 (Pending)​All Facilities​Fiscal Year (FY) 2008/09 License Renewal Fee Schedule​10/06/2008
​AFL 08-27 (Pending)​All Health Facilities, Skilled Nursing In-House Training Programs, Nurse Assistant Training Schools, Home Health Aide Training Programs​Criminal Record Clearance​11/03/2008
AFL 08-28​General Acute Care Hospitals
Acute Psychiatric Hospital
Special Hospitals
Long Term Health Care Facilities
​Impacts of State Budget Impasse to Licensed and Certified Facilities​09/09/2008
​AFL 08-29​All Health Facilities​Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Forms​10/08/2008
AFL 08-30​Certified Hemodialysis Technician, End Stage Renal Dialysis Clinic, Hemodialysis Training Programs​CHT or Patient Care Technician (PCT) Certification​11/03/2008
AFL 08-31​Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled -Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled -Nursing​Specialized Contractual Services​11/18/2008
AFL 08-33​Skilled Nursing Facilities, General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled -Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled -Nursing, Correctional Treatment Centers, Congregate Living Health Facilities, Department of Social Service​Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Influenza in California Long-Term Care Facilities​11/03/2008
AFL 08-34​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Licensing and Certification Program's Procedures for Auditing Skilled Nursing Facilities Compliance with the 3.2 Nursing Hours per Patient-Day Requirement​12/11/2008
AFL 08-35​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Swing Bed Hospitals​Broadband Transmission​11/18/2008
AFL 08-36​Skilled Nursking Facilities, General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Intermediate Care Facilities, Special Hospitals and Nursing Facilities​Dietitians and Dietetic Services Supervisors​12/10/2008
AFL 08-37​General Acute Care Hospitals​Hospital Brain Death Policy​01/20/2009
AFL 08-39​General Acute Care Hospitals and Special Hospitals​Survey Process for Medication Error Reduction Plans (MERP)​12/09/2008
AFL 08-40​Skilled Nursing Facilities ​Nursing Homes - Launching of Five Star Rating System on the Nursing Home Compare Website​12/08/2008
AFL 08-41​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospitals, Congregate Living Health Facilities, Correctional Treatment Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled – Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled –Nursing​Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness Advisory

Winter Weather Health Tips

Extreme Cold - A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety
​12/08/2008
AFL 08-42​Primary Care Clinics​Affiliate Clinic Licensure​12/11/2008
AFL 08-43​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Special Hospitals​Diesel Generators: Health Facilities​01/23/2009
AFL 08-44​All Health Facilities​End-Of-Life Care​01/26/2009
AFL 08-45​Adult Day Halth Care Centers​Updated Licensing Definitions and Medi-Cal Reimbursement Changes​01/28/2009
​AFL 08-47 (Revised)
See: AFL 10-28
​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals​Notice of Closure, Relocation, or Elimination of Services​03/17/2009
AFL 08-48​General Acute Care Hospitals, Primary Care Clinics​Site Reporting Requirements for Mobile Health Care Units​12/30/2008
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