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Licensing and certification

All Facilities Letters
Released 2005

Bulletin NumberFacility Type Affected​Subject​Release Date​
AFL 05-01​All Facilities​Payers Bill of Rights Senate Bill 1627​01/20/2005
AFL 05-02​General Acute Care Hospitals​Storage and Use of Emergency Medications​02/01/2005
AFL 05-03​All Facilities​Protecting the Safety of all Nursing Facility Residents​02/09/2005
AFL 05-04​General Acute Care Hospitals​Licensed Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Regulations​02/17/2005
AFL 05-05​General Acute Care Hospitals​Identification for CDHS L&C Surveyors​02/17/2005
AFL 05-08​Home Health Agencies​Home Health Agency Patients Receiving Chore Services-Exclusively​02/23/2005
AFL 05-09​Infection Control Practitioners, Hospital Administrators, Microbiology Laboratories​Home Health Agency Drop Sites​02/23/2005
AFL 05-10​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Congregate Living Health Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Nursing, Correctional Treatment Centers​Serratia marcescens blood stream infections associated with contaminated magnesium sulfate solutions​02/25/2005
AFL 05-11​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Congregate Living Health Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Nursing, Correctional Treatment Centers​West Nile Recommendations for Long Term Care Facilities​04/06/2005
AFL 05-12​​Special Focus Facilities:


Pleasant Care, Ukiah
Magnolia Gardens, Burlingame
Scenic Circle, Modesto
Vacaville Convalescent & Rehab., Vacaville
Windsor Gardens, San Diego
Angels Nursing Center, Los Angeles

​Selection as Special Focus Facility​04/19/2005
AFL 05-13​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities  for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Nursing, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Habilitative, All Clinics​Centralized Applications Unit Website
Department of Health Services
Licensing & Certification
​04/19/2005
AFL 05-14​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Nursing, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Habilitative, Primary Care Clinic/Rural Health Clinic​Form HS 215A (10/04) - Applicant Information​04/19/2005
AFL 05-15​Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies​Nursing Homes & Home Health Agencies - Updated Facility Computer Specs​06/27/2005
AFL 05-16​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities/Nursing Facilities​Nursing Home changes to Staffing Data on the Nursing Home Compare Website​05/16/2005
AFL 05-17​Program Liasons and Facility Standards & Compliance Coordinators for: California Youth Authority, California Department of Corrections, California Department of Mental Health, California Department of Veterans Affairs, California Department of Developmental Services, Los Angeles County Jail​Procedure for Program Flexibility Requests


Enforcement of Calif Code of Regs Title 24


State Facilities Unit, Program Flexibility Request Form

​05/17/2005
AFL 05-18​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Nursing Homes-Adoption of a New Fire Safety​04/28/2005
​AFL 05-19​Long Term Care Facilities​Hot Weather​06/17/2005
AFL 05-20​​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities​Working to Improve Quality in Nursing Homes​06/21/2005
AFL 05-21​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agency,  Nurse Assistant Training Schools, Adult Day Health Centers, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Nursing​Department of Justice Live Scan Only Requirement Effective July 1, 2005​06/21/2005
AFL 05-22​Home Health Agencies, Certified Nurse Assistant Training Schools​Clarifying Home Health Agency Application Procedures Submission of HS 183 Forms​07/11/2005
AFL 05-23​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing In-House Training Programs, Nurse Assistant Training Schools, Home Health Agencies, Home Health Aide Training Programs, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled,  Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Nursing, General Acute Care Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals/Distinct Parts, Adult Day Health Care​Timely and Accurate Submission of Application Material to Department of Health Services


ATCS 98-4


BCII8016SAMPLE.JPG

​07/08/2005
AFL 05-24​Long Term Care facilities​Pre-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Forms


Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Advance Directives for EMSA

​06/15/2005
AFL 05-25​General Acute Care Hospitals​Suggested Protective Measures for Hospitals​06/09/2005
AFL 05-26​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities/Nursing Facilities, Hospital Swing Beds​Release of Long Term care minimum Data Set (LTC/MDS) Data to State Medicaid Agencies​06/23/2005
AFL 05-27​Special Focus Facilities:


Casa Maria Healthcare Center, Fontana
Woodside Healthcare, Sacramento
COmmunity Convalescent Hospital, Glendora
Magnolia Gardens, Burlingame
Scenic Circle, Modesto

​Revised List of Facilities as Special Focus Facility​06/13/2005
AFL 05-28​​Special Focus Facilities:


Vacaville Convalescent & Rehab, Vacaville
Angels Nursing Center, Los Angeles
Windsor Gardens, Dan Diego

​Removal of Facilities from Special Focus Facility List​06/13/2005
AFL 05-29​General Acute Care Hospitals​EMTALA Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002​06/20/2005
AFL 05-31​General Acute Care Hospitals​Clarification of Nurse to Patient Ratio Regulations Now in Effect for GACHs​08/16/2005
AFL 05-33​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities with Special Treatment Programs, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled,  Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled/Nursing​Computation of Nursing Hours per Patient Day in Health Care Facilities​11/08/2005
AFL 05-36​General Acute Care Hospitals​Correction Notification on 22 CCR 70217: Enforcement of Licensed Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Regulations in General Acute Care Hospitals​09/20/2005
AFL 05-39​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Data Collection procedure to evaluate compliance with HSC 1276.5 as mandated by AB 1629​03/06/2006
AFL 05-40​Facility Administrators​Control of Influenza in Long Term Healthcare Facilities​10/14/2005
AFL 05-41​​Long Term Care Facilites ​Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in California Long Term Health Care Facilities


California Tuberculosis Control Association - Joint Guidelines

​10/25/2005
AFL 05-42​​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities​Standard Admission Agreement​12/12/2005
AFL 05-46​All Facilities​Notice of Delays in Licensure Application and Initial Surveys​12/12/2005
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