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All Facilities Letters - Released 2014

Bulletin NumberFacility Type Affected​Subject​Release Date​
AFL 14-01​All Hospitals, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities/ Developmentally Disabled, Skilled Nursing Facilities​CMS Categorical Waivers01/06/2014
AFL 14-02​Developmental Centers, State Hospitals​Patient Abuse Protection in Developmental Centers and State Hospitals01/06/2014
​AFL 14-03​All Rehabilitation Agencies (OPT/OSPs)​Annual Request for Address(es) of Outpatient Physical Therapy/Speech Pathology Provider (OPT/OSP) Facilities and Extension Locations and Relocations or Terminations of OPT/OSP Facilities01/07/2014
​AFL 14-04​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled - Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled - Nursing, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled - Continuous Nursing, Congregate Living Health Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Pediatric Day Health and Respite care Facility​Posting Citations01/09/2014
​AFL 14-05​General Acute Care Hospitals​Verify Informed Consent for Psychotherapeutic Drugs Before Hospitalized Patients are Transferred to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)01/27/2014
AFL 14-06 (Pending)​Skilled Nursing Facilities​California MDS Nuggets "December 2013" Newsletter01/27/2014
​AFL 14-07 (Pending)​ Health Care Facilities Licensed under California Health and Safety Code Section 1266 and Nursing Home Administrators Licensed under California Health and Safety Code Section 1416.36​Proposed Fiscal Year 2014/15 Annual Fee Report on Health Facility Licensing Fees and Nursing Home Administrator Program Fees02/14/2014
AFL 14-08​Congregate Living Health Facilities (CLHFs)​Diagnostic Admission Requirements at CLHFs02/21/2014
AFL 14-09​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals, Special Hospitals​New Administrative Penalties Regulations Effective April 1, 201403/05/2014
AFL 14-10​General Acute Care Hospitals​Voluntary Inpatient Detoxification - Expanded Medi-Cal Benefit03/26/2014
AFL 14-11​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Informed Consent - Physician Assistants04/07/2014
AFL 14-12​All Facilities​Recommendations for Measles Case Identification, Measles Infection Control, and Measles Case and Contact Investigations05/23/2014
AFL 14-13​All Health Care Facilities​Hot Summer Weather Advisory05/27/2014
​AFL 14-14 (Pending)​Skilled Nursing Facilities​California MDS Nuggets April 2014 Newsletter06/17/2014
AFL 14-15​All Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals with Psychiatric or Rehabilitative Distinct Part Units​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Death Reporting Requirements06/20/2014
AFL 14-16 (Pending)​All Health Facilities​Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015 Health Facility License Fee Schedule07/14/2014
AFL 14-17​All Health Facilities​Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus - Updated Health Alert

Supersedes AFL 13-23
07/16/2014

AFL 14-18 (Pending)

​Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services / California Department of Public Health Joint Letter Related to Antipsychotic Drug Use08/01/2014
AFL 14-19​All Health Facilities​Preventing Opiate Overdose Death with Naloxone08/04/2014
​AFL 14-20 (Pending)​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 "Section S" Coding Updates09/09/2014
AFL 14-21 (Pending)​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals​Ebola Virus Disease Information and Preparedness (re-issued)10/21/2014
AFL 14-22 (Pending)​All Primary Care Clinics​Ebola Virus Disease Information and Preparedness (re-issued)10/21/2014
AFL 14-23 (Pending)​All Health Facilities​Ebola Virus Disease FAQs10/21/2014
AFL 14-24​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals​Ebola Virus Disease Medical Waste Management10/21/2014

AFL 14-25 (Pending)

​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals, Special Hospitals​SB 1276: Hospital Fair Billing Policies (Charity Care and Discount Payment Plans) (re-issued)11/03/2014
AFL 14-26​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 (ICF)/ Developmentally Disabled (DD), ICF/DD - Habilitative, ICF/DD - Nursing, Primary Care Clinics, Rehabilitation Clinics, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Special Hospitals, Surgical Clinics​Updates to Reporting Requirements for Unauthorized Access or Disclosure of Patient Medical Information11/12/2014
AFL 14-27​All Healthcare Facilities​AB 2139: Provision of End-of-Life Options Information and Counseling11/12/2014
AFL 14-28 (Pending)​Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities​Optional Services and Posting of Licenses11/12/2014
AFL 14-29 (Pending)​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals​Updated: Ebola Virus Disease Medical Waste Management Guidelines11/12/2014
AFL 14-30 (Pending)​Skilled Nursing Facilities​California MDS Nuggets October 2014 Newsletter12/01/2014
AFL 14-31​​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals​Implementation for AB 1340 (Enhanced Treatment Programs)12/01/2014
AFL 14-32​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Chemical Dependency Recover Hospitals, Congregate Living Health Facilities, Correctional Treatment Facilities, General Acute Care Hospitals, Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), ICF / Developmentally Disabled (DD), ICF/DD - Habilitative, ICF/DD - Nursing, ICF/DD - Continuous Nursing, Nursing Facilities, Pediatric Day Health and Respite Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Special Hospitals​Diet Manuals, Orders, Menus, and Disaster Menu Planning Must Meet Patient's Nutritional Needs12/04/2014
​AFL 14-33​All Facilities​Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness Advisory12/10/2014
​AFL 14-34 (Pending)​General Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals​Pharmaceutical Service Changes Made by Senate Bill (SB) 103912/16/2014
AFL 14-35 (Pending)​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Substantiated Adverse Event Investigations and Plans of Correction posted in the Health Facilties Consumer Information System12/19/2014
AFL 14-36​General Acute Care Hospitals​SB 1311: Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs​12/19/2014
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