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State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health

AFL 11-31
April 12, 2011

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Questions and Answers about Informed Consent

AUTHORITY:      California Code of Regulations, Title 22 Section 72528(c)

​On January 7, 2011, the Department issued AFL 11-08 regarding verification of informed consent for psychotherapeutic drugs, physical restraints, and the prolonged use of a device that may lead to the inability to regain use of a normal bodily function. The Department has received a number of questions which have been gathered and are being released as a set of questions and answers. The Q&A document is attached. These questions and answers will also be posted on the Licensing & Certification website and updated on the website as needed.

If you have any questions regarding the Informed Consent Q&A’s, please contact Edwin Hoffmark, RN Unit Chief at:

California Department of Public Health
Licensing & Certification Program
P.O. Box 997377, MS 3201
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Fax: (916) 324-4820
Phone: 1-800-236-9747



Original Signed by Pamela Dickfoss

Pamela Dickfoss
Acting Deputy Director


Attachment: Q&A Regarding Informed Consent

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