Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified ADHC Requirements

AFL 20-34.4 From the California Department of Public Health June 2, 2021 TO: Adult Day Health Care Centers (ADHCs) SUBJECT: Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified ADHC Requirements(This AFL supersedes AFL 20-34.3) ​AUTHORITY:     Executive Order N-35-20 (PDF) All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies ADHCs of a temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements due to the state of emergency related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.This revision notifies ADHCs that the waiver allowing ADHCs to provide services using alternate methods including remote services contained in this AFL is valid until the end of the public health emergency.

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Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified Skilled Nursing Facility Requirements

AFL 20-32.3 From the California Department of Public Health June 2, 2021 TO: Skilled Nursing Facilities  SUBJECT: Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified Skilled Nursing Facility Requirements(This AFL supersedes AFL 20-32.2) ​AUTHORITY:     Proclamation of a State of Emergency (PDF) and Executive Orders N-27-20 (PDF) and N-39-20 (PDF) All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) of a temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements due to the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak.This AFL is providing advance notice that effective July 17, 2021, the temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements in this AFL will expire and this AFL will be rescinded.  Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20 (PDF) related to COVID-19 state of emergency, the Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) may waive any of the licensing and staffing requirements of Chapter 2 and Chapter 2.4 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code and accompanying regulations with respect to any hospital or health facility identified in Health and Safety Code section 1250.

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Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified PCC and MHCU Requirements

AFL 20-30.4 From the California Department of Public Health June 2, 2021 TO: Primary Care Clinics (PCCs)Mobile Health Care Units (MHCUs) SUBJECT: Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified PCC and MHCU Requirements(This AFL supersedes AFL 20-30.3) ​AUTHORITY:     Executive Order N-35-20 All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies PCCs and MHCUs of a temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements due to the state of emergency related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.For any clinics conducting COVID-19 vaccinations, treatment, and/or testing, the waiver is extended until August 30, 2021.

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

AFL 20-22.8 From the California Department of Public Health June 2, 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 20-22.7) All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies long-term care (LTC) facilities of updated CDPH, 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 additional CDPH guidance for group activities and communal dining based upon vaccination status of residents.

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