CA All Facility Update

December 11, 2017

AFL 17-26: Beginning December 1, CDPH will supplement the annual PPD audit with the PBJ data. Available: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-17-26.aspx

 

AFL 17-25: Effective January 1, 2018, removes the requirement that the facility will concurrently assess pain with vital signs. Partial fill request will be based on the patient or prescriber.  Available: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-17-25.aspx

 

AFL 17-24: Effective January 1, 2018, prohibits LTC facility staff from taking any of the following discriminatory actions against a resident or a potential resident, on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status.  Action to take: I have attached the actual verbiage you will need to add to your non-discriminatory posting and to your admission policy. Available: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-17-24.aspx#

 

AFL 17-24 Continued: Until January 1, 2019, SB 219 requires LTC facilities to provide existing and newly hired employees access to the online learning tool, "Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults," available on the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Internet. 

 

AFL 17-23: Providers are no longer required to write their POC on the right side of the 2567. A separate form can be submitted with the POC (either by paper or via ePOC). If you want to read full AFLs, it is available at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/All-Facilities-Letters.aspx

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