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All Facilities Letters - Released 2017

 

​Bulletin NumberFacility Type Affected​Subject​Release Date​
​AFL-17-01​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Transfer of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) to the San Jose District Office (DO).​01/11/2017
AFL-17-02 (Superseded)
(See: AFL 18-08)
​Congregate Living Health Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled
Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled – Continuous Nursing
Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled – Habilitative Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled – Nursing
Nursing Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
​Influenza Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF)​01/13/2017
AFL-17-03​General Acute Care Hospitals​Senate Bill (SB) 1076: General Acute Care Hospitals (GACH): Observation Services – Health and Safety Code section 1253.7​02/10/2017
AFL-17-04​All Facilities​Centralized Applications Unit: Facility Name Change with Submission of a Change of Ownership (CHOW) Application​02/03/2017
AFL-17-05​Intermediate Care Facility
Nursing Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
​Senate Bill (SB) 1193: Healing Arts (Chapter 484, Statutes of 2016)​02/03/2017
AFL-17-06​General Acute Care Hospitals
Acute Psychiatric Hospitals
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospitals
Congregate Living Health Facilities
Correctional Treatment Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) ICF for the Developmentally Disabled (DD)
ICF/DD – Habilitative
ICF/DD – Nursing
​Reporting Emergency or Disaster-Related Occurrences​03/13/2017
AFL-17-07​All Health Care Facilities​Pre-Notice Solicitation of Input for Regulations Governing
Criminal Record Clearances for Certified Nurse Assistants and
Home Health Aides
​04/27/2017
​AFL-17-08​All Health Care Facilities​Pre-Notice Solicitation of Input for Regulations Governing Training and Certification Requirements for Certified Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides​06/06/2017
AFL-17-09​All Health Care Facilities​Level I & II Heat Alert Advisory​06/16/2017
AFL-17-10​All Health Facilities​Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 Health Care Facility License Fee Schedule​07/18/2017
AFL-17-11​All Deemed General Acute Care Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Hospices​Referrals to Accreditation Organizations.​07/28/2017
AFL-17-12​All Health Care Facilities​Level II Excessive Heat Warning​08/03/2017
AFL-17-13​Hospital Emergency Departments
Hospital Infection Preventionists
Hospital Administrators
​California Hepatitis A Outbreaks and use of Hepatitis A Vaccine for At-risk Patients and Health Care Personnel​08/15/2017
AFL-17-14​Nursing Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities
Swing Bed Hospitals
​Update to MDS 3.0 California Section S, Effective October 1, 2017​08/24/2017
AFL-17-15​All Health Care Facilities​Level II Excessive Heat Warning​09/01/2017
AFL-17-16​All Facilities​California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Influenza Vaccine and Masking Policy​09/20/2017
AFL-17-17​Adult Day Health Center (ADHC), Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), Chronic Dialysis Clinic (CDC), End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Home Health Agency (HHA), Hospice, Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled-Habilitative (ICF/DD-H), Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled-Nursing (ICF/DD-N), Outpatient Physical Therapy/Speech Pathology (OPT/SP), Primary Care Clinic (Community/Free), Psychology Clinic, Surgical Clinic ​Transfer of Facilities to the San Jose District Office (DO)​09/20/2017
AFL-17-18​General Acute Care Hospitals (GACHs) ​Request Stakeholder Involvement in revising GACH Clinical Laboratory Service regulations at Title 22, California Code of Regulations Division 5, Chapter 1, sections 70241 through 70249​09/20/2017
​AFL-17-19​Nursing Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities
Swing Bed Hospitals
​Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) 3.0 User's Manual updates v1.15, effective October 1, 2017​09/28/2017
AFL-17-20​Home Health Agencies​Home Health Agencies- Accreditation Organization Option for Initial Licensing ​10/06/2017
AFL-17-21​Hospital Emergency Departments, Hospital Infection Preventionists, and Hospital Administrators​California Hepatitis A Outbreak and Use of Hepatitis A Vaccine for At-risk Health Care Personnel including Health Care-based Environmental Services Staff​10/17/2017
AFL-17-22​Providers of: General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled-Habilitative, Special Hospital, Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled-Nursing, Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled- Continuous Nursing, Congregate Living Health Facility, Correctional Treatment Center, Nursing Facility, Hospice Facility​Program waiver eligibility pursuant to Executive Order B-43-17, to expedite recovery efforts for health facilities impacted by California wildfires​10/20/2017
AFL-17-23​All Facilities​New Guidance for Submitting Plans of Correction (POCs)​10/31/2017
AFL-17-24​All Long-Term Care Facilities​Senate Bill (SB) 219 Long-Term Care Facilities: Rights of Residents​11/14/2017
AFL-17-25​All Health Care Facilities​Assembly Bill (AB) 1048 Health Care: Pain Management and Schedule II Drug Prescriptions​11/29/2017
AFL-17-26​All Skilled Nursing Facilities​3.2 Nursing hours Per Patient Day (NHPPD) Staffing Audits Use of Electronic Payroll Data​11/29/2017
AFL-17-27​Long-term Care FacilitiesAssembly Bill 940: Notification to the long-term care ombudsman of facility initiated resident transfers and discharges​​12/26/2017
AFL-17-28 (Superseded)
(See: AFL 18-11)
All Health Facilities​Assembly Bill 1102: Increase in fines for retaliation​ against whistleblowers12/26/2017​
AFL-17-29​All Health Care FacilitiesSmall House Skilled Nursing Facilities Pilot Program:
Application Procedures and Request for Applications (RFA)​
​12/29/2017
AFL-17-30​All Health Care FacilitiesSmall House Skilled Nursing Facilities Pilot Program:
Standards​
​12/29/2017

 

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