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

AFL 11-38
June 17, 2011

General Acute Care Hospitals

Pre-Notice Meeting for Regulations Governing Surgical Site
Infections Reporting Requirements

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Health Care Quality, Licensing & Certification Program (hereinafter referred to as the "Department"), pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.45, is inviting interested parties to participate in a public discussion and submit statements and comments regarding the substance of regulations governing Surgical Site Infections Reporting Requirements described in Health & Safety Code Section 1288.55 prior to the start of the formal rulemaking process.

Any person interested may present statements orally or in writing relevant to these issues at a pre-notice meeting to be held at the East End Complex Auditorium, 1500 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814 at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

Written comments, including those sent by mail, facsimile, or e-mail to the address listed under Contact Persons in this Notice, must be received by the Department at its office not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, or must be received at the meeting.

The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Edwin Hoffmark at 1-800 -236-9747or e-mail or send a written request to the Department at:

P.O. Box 997377; MS 3201
Sacramento, CA 95899-7337

Providing your request at least seven (7) business days before the meeting will help to ensure availability of the requested accommodation.
Contact Persons:

Jennifer Hoke, Chief of Certification & Regulations


Edwin Hoffmark, RN Unit Chief

CDPH, Licensing & Certification
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

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