Suspension of Professional Certification Requirements for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs)

AFL 20-35.4 From the California Department of Public Health July 19, 2021 TO: All Facilities SUBJECT: Suspension of Professional Certification Requirements for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) (This AFL supersedes AFL 20-35.3) ​AUTHORITY:      Proclamation of a State of Emergency (PDF), Executive OrderN-39-20 (PDF), and Executive Order N-08-21 (PDF)  All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies all facilities of a temporary waiver of specified statutory and regulatory requirements for CNAs due to the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak.This AFL notifies all facilities that the temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements contained in this AFL will expire September 30, 2021. This AFL informs applicants and certificate holders how to obtain/maintain an active/employable status after the expiration of the listed waivers on September 30, 2021.

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Controversial Nursing Home Mogul Faces Hearing Over Disputed Facilities

Aaron Mendelson, LAist, July 19 2021 Solorzano photographed in 2018 with Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose campaign ReNew supported with $20,000. Newsom donated $10,000 of that to charity after our investigation was published in April.(Screenshot from ReNew’s Instagram account/California Secretary of State) The letters from the state’s public health department to nursing home mogul Crystal Solorzano were blunt: “You have not provided evidence satisfactory to be licensed.” Solorzano, whose Southern California-based ReNew Health is connected to nursing homes throughout the state, had applied to acquire nine additional facilities in April 2020.

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