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

AFL 16-10
July 26, 2016

Chronic Dialysis Clinics
End Stage Renal Disease Centers (ESRDs)
Hemodialysis Technician Training Programs

Request Stakeholder Involvement in Regulation Development for Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) Training Programs

​AUTHORITY:     California Business & Professions Code sections 1247 – 1247.9; Health and Safety Code sections 1204 and 1250

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

The California Department of Public Health’s Center for Health Care Quality is requesting stakeholder involvement in developing regulations for certified hemodialysis technician training programs.

The California Department of Public Health’s Center for Health Care Quality (Department) is seeking assistance from providers of dialysis services and hemodialysis training programs in developing regulations for CHT training programs.

The Department is developing new regulations defining the requirements for operators of CHT training and testing programs in California, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code sections 1247.4 and 1274.5.

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to provide input and comments related to the development of CHT training regulations. Please complete the CHT Training Program Survey at: CHT Training Program Survey and email any additional information or comments to Joshua Sutterfield at by August 31, 2016. You may also submit documents by U.S. Mail at:

California Department of Public Health
Center for Health Care Quality
Attn: Joshua Sutterfield, Regulations Unit
P.O. Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377



Original signed by Jean Iacino

Jean Iacino
Deputy Director

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