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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NEW BACKGROUND CHECK WEBSITE

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-05-CCLD April 13, 2021 TO: ALL CCLD PROVIDERS AND LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: NEW BACKGROUND CHECK WEBSITE Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-05-CCLD introduces a new website to assist with checking an applicant’s background check status. The California Department of Social Services, Care Provider Management Bureau (CPMB) is pleased to announce a new online tool, the Background Check Search website (https://search.ccl.dss.ca.gov/BackgroundCheck).

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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 FUNERAL EXPENSES

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-04-CCLD April 6, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES ALL CHILD CARE LICENSEES AND PROVIDERS ALL CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES ALL HOME CARE ORGANIZATION LICENSEES ALL HOME CARE AIDES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 FUNERAL EXPENSES Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-04-CCLD informs Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) licensees of the Adult and Senior Care, Children’s Residential Programs, licensees and providers of the Child Care Program, Home Care Organization licensees, and Home Care Aides about assistance available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist with COVID-19 funeral expenses.

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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PREVENTION AND MITIGATION FOR PERSONS IN CARE WITH DEMENTIA AND PERSONS IN CARE IN MEMORY CARE UNITS

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-19-ASC April 2, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINES Deputy Director Community Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PREVENTION AND MITIGATION FOR PERSONS IN CARE WITH DEMENTIA AND PERSONS IN CARE IN MEMORY CARE UNITS Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-19-ASC provides guidance to Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees onCOVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies for persons in care with dementia andpersons in care in memory care units.

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UPDATED STATEWIDE WAIVER RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND VISITATION; COMMUNAL DINING; GROUP ACTIVITIES; NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES; OUTINGS; AND NEW ADMISSIONS

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-17-ASC March 19, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATED STATEWIDE WAIVER RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND VISITATION; COMMUNAL DINING; GROUP ACTIVITIES; NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES; OUTINGS; AND NEW ADMISSIONS Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-17-ASC informs Adult and Senior Care (ASC) residential licensees of updates to the statewide waiver for visitation, and updates to guidance on communal dining, group activities, non-essential services, residents returning from outings and new admissions.

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STATEWIDE WAIVERS FOR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO TUBERCULOSIS (TB) TESTING AND CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINE

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-04-HCS March 18, 2021 TO: HOME CARE ORGANIZATION LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: Kevin Gaines Deputy Director Community Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: STATEWIDE WAIVERS FOR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO TUBERCULOSIS (TB) TESTING AND CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINE Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-04-HCS informs Home Care Organization (HCO) licensees of a statewide waiver for general tuberculosis (TB) testing and clearance requirements for home care aides (HCAs).

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CONTINUING CARE CONTRACTS – ARBITRATION CLAUSE

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-02-CCR March 13, 2021 TO: ALL CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PROVIDERS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINES Deputy Director Community Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: CONTINUING CARE CONTRACTS – ARBITRATION CLAUSE Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-02-CCR informs Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) providers (as defined in Health and Safety Code section 1771(p)(10)) of a recent court decision that may affect the arbitration clause in their continuing care contracts.

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STATEWIDE WAIVER FOR REGISTRATION STATUS IN GUARDIAN FOR AFFILIATED HOME CARE AIDES AND HOME CARE ORGANIZATION STAFF

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-03-HCS March 9, 2021 TO: HOME CARE ORGANIZATION LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: STATEWIDE WAIVER FOR REGISTRATION STATUS IN GUARDIAN FOR AFFILIATED HOME CARE AIDES AND HOME CARE ORGANIZATION STAFF Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-03-HCS notifies Home Care Organization (HCO) licensees of a waiver of registration status in Guardian and/or the Home Care Aide Registry for affiliated Home Care Aides (HCA) and HCO staff in specific circumstances.

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VACCINATION OF RESIDENTS AND FACILITY STAFF FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-14-ASC March 4, 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: VACCINATION OF RESIDENTS AND FACILITY STAFF FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-14-ASC provides guidance to Adult and Senior Care residential licensees related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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