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All Facilities Letters - Released 2010

​Bulletin NumberFacility Type Affected​​SubjectRelease Date​
​AFL 10-01 (Superseded)
See: AFL 15-03
​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Clarification for Reporting of Healthcare Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU)​03/01/2010
​AFL 10-02 (Pending)​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Collection of Hospital-Based Outpatient Clinics Providing Primary Care Services Information​03/04/2010
AFL 10-03​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Inrtermediate Care Facilities​Emergency Medication Supply Kits​02/11/2010
​AFL 10-04 (Superseded)
See: AFL 12-10
General Acute Care Hospitals​Sleep Study Lab Staffing​04/06/2010
AFL 10-05​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Five Star Rating Posting Requirement​03/01/2010
​AFL 10-06 (Pending)​All Licensed Health Care Facilities​Electronic Delivery of All Facility Letters​04/14/2010
AFL 10-07General Acute Care Hospitals​Senate Bill 1058 and Senate Bill 739: Changes in Methods of Reporting​03/29/2010
​AFL 10-08 (Replaced)
See: AFL 11-04
General Acute Care Hospitals​Use of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Space​04/23/2010
AFL 10-09​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Alternative Birth Centers, Chronic Dialysis Clinics, Congregate Living Health Facilities, Correctional Treatment Centers, General Acute Care Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled – Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled – Nursing, Primary Care Clinics, Skilled Nursing Facilities,
Special Hospitals, Surgical Clinics
​Verification of Patient Notification Following a Breach​11/05/2010
AFL 10-10General Acute Care Hospitals​Patient Safety Licensing Survey (PSLS)​07/19/2010
AFL 10-11​All Licensed Health Care Facilities​California Department of Health Care Services, Medi-Cal Provider Agreement (Institutional Provider), Form DHCS 9098 and Instruction Page​07/23/2010
AFL 10-12​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Donating Unused Medications​06/28/2010
​AFL 10-13 (Replaced)
See: AFL 11-04
General Acute Care Hospitals​Use of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Space. (Revises, supersedes AFL-10-08)​07/15/2010
​AFL 10-14 (Replaced)
See: AFL 11-10
​All Rehabilitation Agencies (OPT/OSP)​Identification of Extension Locations Annual Report​05/27/2010
AFL 10-15​All Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs)​Request for Identification of CORF Locations​05/27/2010
AFL 10-17​All Long Term Care Health Facilities​Newly Implemented Dual Enforcement Process ​07/19/2010
AFL 10-18​All Long Term Care Health Facilities​Hot Summer Weather Advisory​06/28/2010
AFL 10-19​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Policy Change for Imposition of Denial of Payment for New Admissions for Opportunity to Correct Enforcement Actions in Nursing Homes​07/21/2010
AFL 10-20​All Long Term Care Health Facilities​Change of Transfer and Discharge Appeals and Refusal to Readmit Appeal Hearings to the Office of Administrative Hearing and Appeals​08/04/2010
AFL 10-21General Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities​Placement of Patients with Positive Clostridium difficile Tests in Skilled Nursing Facilities​08/19/2010
​AFL 10-22 (Superseded)
See: AFL 12-10
General Acute Care Hospitals​Sleep Study Lab Staffing​10/18/2010
AFL 10-23​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Primary Care Clinics, Psychology Clinics, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled - Habilitative, Psychiatric Health Facilities, Adult Day Health Centers, Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospitals​Procedure for Requesting Program Flexibility for the Use of Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) Blood Tests to Identify Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection in California Healthcare Workers​09/13/2010
AFL 10-24General Acute Care Hospitals​Pertussis (aka Whooping Cough) Epidemic - Health Alert​08/03/2010
AFL 10-25​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Swing Bed Hospitals​Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 “Section S” and the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)​10/01/2010
​AFL 10-27 (Pending)​Long Term Care Health Facilities, General Acute Care Hospitals​Enhanced Standard Precautions (ESP) for Long-Term Care Facilities​09/07/2010
AFL 10-28​General Acute Care Hospitals
Acute Psychiatric Hospitals
​Notice of Facility Closure and Elimination or Relocation of Supplemental Services​11/12/2010
AFL 10-29General Acute Care HospitalsRegulatory Requirements for Compliance with Senate Bill 739: Mandatory Reporting of Influenza Vaccination/Declination of Hospital Personnel, 2010-2011 Influenza Season​09/16/2010
AFL 10-31​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Pre-Notice Meeting for Regulations Governing Administrative Penalties and Adverse Events​10/01/2010
AFL 10-35​General Acute Care Hospitals​Mandatory Reporting of Influenza Vaccination/Declination of Hospital Personnel​10/14/2010
AFL 10-36​All Licensed Health Care Facilities​Pre-Notice Meeting for Regulations Governing Medical Information Breaches​10/27/2010
AFL 10-37​All Licensed Health Care Facilities​Budget Act Impact on Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Health Facility License Renewal Notices and Assessment of Late Payment Penalties​10/27/2010
​AFL 10-38 (Pending)​All Licensed Health Care Facilities​Fiscal Year 2010-2011 License Renewal Fee Schedule​10/27/2010
AFL 10-39​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 (ICF/DD), Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled – Habilitative (ICF/DD-H), Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled – Nursing (ICF/DD-N)​Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness Advisory​10/26/2010
AFL 10-40​All Licensed Health Facilities Covered by the Orange County District Office​Relocation of the Orange County District Office, Licensing and Certification Program​11/02/2010
AFL 10-42​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Swing Bed Hospitals​Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 “Section S” Submission and Coding Issues​11/16/2010
AFL 10-44​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Pre-Notice Meeting for Regulations Governing Administrative Penalties and Adverse Events​12/01/2012
AFL 10-45​All Licensed Health Care Facilities​Pre-Notice Meeting for Regulations Governing General Acute Care Hospitals​12/13/2010
AFL 10-49​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Five-Star Rating Posting Requirement​12/27/2010
AFL 10-51​All Licensed Health Care Facilities​Pre-Notice Meeting for Regulations Governing Infection Control and Prevention​12/27/2010
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