ADULT DAY PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND VACCINATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-21-ASC April 15, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT DAY PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: Kevin GainesDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: ADULT DAY PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND VACCINATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-21-ASC addresses the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) support for Adult Day Programs (ADPs) to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides information on COVID-19 vaccinations.

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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19): OPTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE COVID-19 VACCINE

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-20-ASC April 15, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINES Deputy Director Community Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19): OPTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE COVID-19 VACCINE Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-20-ASC provides further information about how Adult and Senior Care (ASC) residential licensees, facility staff, and residents can access the COVID-19 vaccine.

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‘People are dying as we wait’: Bid to tighten California nursing home oversight sputters

By Jocelyn Wiener, CalMatters, April 16 2021 Image via iStock Lawmakers say they’ll take no action this year on a bill requiring nursing home owners and operators to get state approval before they acquire, operate or manage a nursing home. An effort to fix problems with the oversight of California’s nursing homes has stalled, sparking fears that the bill is doomed — and prompting elder care advocates to warn that even a delay jeopardizes residents’ safety.

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Temporary Waiver of Practitioner’s Order for Administration of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine

AFL 21-12 From the California Department of Public Health April 16, 2021 TO: General Acute Care Hospitals SUBJECT: Temporary Waiver of Practitioner’s Order for Administration of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine ​AUTHORITY:     Proclamation of Emergency (PDF), Executive Order N-27-20, Executive Order N-39-20All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies hospitals of a temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements due to the state of emergency related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.This AFL temporarily waives Title 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 70263(g) for administration of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Guidance for Limiting the Transmission of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities

AFL 21-22.7 From the California Department of Public Health April 16, 2021 TO: Long-Term Care Facilities SUBJECT: Guidance for Limiting the Transmission of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (This AFL supersedes guidance provided in AFL 20-22.6) All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies long-term care (LTC) facilities of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for improving their infection control and prevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including guidance for visitation.This AFL authorizes LTC facilities to temporarily modify their facility’s visitation policies in accordance with CMS and CDC COVID-19 guidance when necessary to protect the health and safety of residents, staff, and the public.This AFL provides the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH’s) visitation guidance for expanded opportunities for indoor in-room visitation and physical touch and infection control measures for fully vaccinated residents and visitors.This revision includes additional visitation guidelines for pediatric residents.  Background On March 11, 2020, CDPH issued AFL 20-22, authorizing LTC facilities to temporarily modify their visitation policies in accordance with CMS and CDC COVID-19 guidance when necessary to protect the health and safety of residents, staff, and the public.

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