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All Facilities Letters - Released 2015


​Bulletin NumberFacility Type Affected​Subject​Release Date​
AFL-15-01​All Facilities​Certification of Nurse Assistants by the California Department of
Public Health (CDPH)
AFL-15-02​Congregate Living Health 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
Pediatric Day Health and Respite Care Facilities
Nursing Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
​Influenza Season 2014-15: Effects on Long-Term Care Facilities​01/21/2015
AFL-15-03​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals
General Acute Care Hospitals
Special Hospitals
​Reporting of Healthcare Acquired Pressure Ulcers
(This AFL supersedes AFL 08-09 and AFL 10-01)
AFL-15-04​All Facilities​Livanta Quality Improvement Organization Provider Bulletin​02/23/2015
AFL-15-05​General Acute Care Hospitals (GACHs)
Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
​Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes: Difficulty Cleaning and Association with Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)​02/25/2015
AFL-15-06​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Change of Ownership (CHOW) Notification Requirements​03/04/2015
AFL-15-07​General Acute Care Hospitals (GACHs)
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
​Procedural Sedation Policies and Procedures​05/18/2015
AFL-15-08​All State-Owned Licensed Health Care Facilities​New toll-free telephone number for complaints and new email address for entity reported incidents​04/17/2015
AFL-15-09​Skilled Nursing Facilities​California Minimum Data Set (MDS) Nuggets​04/20/2015
AFL-15-10​General Acute Care Hospitals​Senate Bill (SB) 906: Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Program​05/08/2015
​AFL-15-11​All Health Care Facilities​Hot Summer Weather Advisory​06/01/2015
AFL-15-12​General Acute Care Hospitals​Pilot Test for the New General Acute Care Hospital Relicensing Survey​06/04/2015
​AFL-15-13​All Health Care Facilities​Level II Heat Alert Advisory​07/01/2015
​AFL-15-14​Skilled Nursing Facilities
Nursing Facilities
​National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative​07/07/2015
​AFL-15-15 (Unavailable)
​All Health Facilities​Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 Health Care Facility License Fee Schedule​07/08/2015
​AFL-15-16​All Facilities​Hepatitis C Screening Clinician Honor Roll​07/28/2015
AFL-15-17​Skilled Nursing Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities
​Revision for Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facilities Arbitration Agreements​08/24/2015
AFL-15-18​Pediatric Day Health and Respite Care Facilities (PDHRCF)​Assembly Bill (AB) 1147: Transitional Health Care Needs Optional Service Units in PDHRCFs​09/14/2015
AFL-15-19​All Facilities​Post Survey Satisfaction Electronic Evaluation (e-Evaluation)​11/16/2016
AFL-15-20​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals
Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled
Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled-Habilitative
Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled-Nursing
Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled-Continuous Nursing
​Assembly Bill (AB) 918 – Reporting Use of Seclusion or Restraint​11/16/2016
​AFL-15-21​Congregate Living Health Facilities (CLHFs)​Assembly Bill (AB) 1211 – CLHF Bed Capacity Increase​11/16/2016
AFL-15-22​All Facilities​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Emergency Preparedness Checklist Revision​11/16/2015
AFL-15-23​Nursing Facilities (NF)
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)
​Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) Web: Electronic Plan of Correction (ePOC) Implementation for Federally Certified Skilled Nursing and Nursing Facilities (SNF/NF) - Provider Access Request​12/07/2015
AFL-15-24​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals (APHs)
General Acute Care Hospitals (GACHs) Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
Special Hospitals
​Assembly Bill (AB) 444: Epidural and Enteral Feeding Connectors​12/07/2015
AFL-15-25​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals
General Acute Care Hospitals
Special Hospitals
​Senate Bill (SB) 675: Hospital Discharge Planning and Family Caregivers​12/07/2015
​AFL-15-26​Primary Care Clinics​Assembly Bill (AB) 941 – Exemption from Licensure for Tribal Clinics​12/15/2015
General Acute Care Hospitals
​Assembly Bill (AB) 389 – Hospital language assistance services​12/15/2015
AFL-15-28​Congregate Living Health Facilities
Home Health Agencies
Hospice Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
​SB 588: New Labor Code Requirements Regarding Nonpayment of Employee Wages​12/15/2015
AFL-15-29​Primary Care Clinics​Assembly Bill (AB) 1177 – Written Transfer Agreements​12/30/2015
AFL-15-30​Skilled Nursing Facilities ​Senate Bill (SB) 361 – Antimicrobial Stewardship​12/30/2015
AFL-15-31​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Updating Emergency and All Facilities Letter (AFL) Recipient Contacts​12/30/2015
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