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All Facilities Letters - Released 2009

​Bulletin NumberFacility Type Affected​Subject​Release Date​
AFL 09-01​Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilites, Special Hospitals​Patient Safety Plans and Tube Connection Restrictions​12/30/2008
AFL 09-02​​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Increased Administrative Penalties for Immediate Jeopardy Violations​01/20/2009
AFL 09-03Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Alternative Birth Centers, Chronic Dialysis Clinics, Congregate Living Health Facilities, Correctional Treatment Centers, General Acute Care Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Intermediate Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled – Habilitative, Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmentally Disabled – Nursing, Primary Care Clinics, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Special Hospitals, Surgical ClinicsUnauthorized Access or Disclosure of Patient Medical Information​07/29/2009
AFL 09-04​All Facilities, Skilled Nursing In-House Training Progrsms, Nurse Assistant Training Schools, Home Health Aide Training Programs, Hemodialysis Training Programs, Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, Certified Hemodialysis Technicians​New Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide and Hemodialysis Certificates and Updated Applications and Forms​05/19/2009
AFL 09-05​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Mandated Reporting and Investigation of Adverse Events​01/12/2009
AFL 09-06​General Acute Care Hospitals
(Equipped with Cardiac Catheter Laboratories)
​Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Pilot Program​02/06/2009
AFL 09-07 
​General Acute Care Hospitals​Senate Bill 1058, Senate Bill 158 - Medical Facility Infection Control and Prevention Act​01/21/2009
​AFL 09-08 (Superseded)
See: AFL 12-37
​All State and Other Governmental Health Facilities Licensed by the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Care Quality, Licensing and Certification Program​Granting Waivers for Professional Licensure​03/03/2009
AFL 09-09​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Hospital Discharge Planning Policies​03/23/2009
​AFL 09-10​All Facilities​California Department of Public Health Support of Routine HIV Screening in Medical Settings​04/06/2009
AFL 09-11​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Best Practices for Prevention of Adverse Events​03/13/2009
AFL 09-12​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Informed Consent for Antipsychotic Medication​06/04/2009
AFL 09-14​All Long-Term Care Health Facilities​Hot Summer Weather Advisory​06/05/2009
AFL 09-15
​All Health Facilities Covered by the Chico District Office​Relocation of the Chico District Office, Licensing and Certification Program​04/23/2009
AFL 09-16 
​General Acute Care Hospitals​Swine Influenza Virus - Health Alert ​04/29/2009
AFL 09-17​Long-Term Care Facilities​Swine Influenza Virus - Health Alert​04/29/2009
AFL 09-18 
​All Clinics​Swine Influenza Virus - Health Alert​04/29/2009
​AFL 09-19 (Superseded)
See: AFL 09-39
​General Acute Care Hospitals​H1N1 Influenza Virus - Updated Health Alert ​05/13/2009
AFL 09-20 
​Long-Term Care Facilities​H1N1 Influenza Virus - Updated Health Alert ​05/13/2009
AFL 09-21 
​All Clinics, All Home Health Agencies, All Ambulatory Surgery Centers, All End State Renal Dialysis, All Chronic Dialysis Clinics​H1N1 Influenza Virus - Updated Health Alert ​05/13/2009
AFL 09-22All Health Facilities Covered by the Sacramento District OfficeRelocation of the Sacramento District Office ​05/12/2009
AFL 09-23 
​General Acute Care Hospitals​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Death Reporting Requirements ​08/03/2009
AFL 09-25
​All Facilities​Fiscal Year (FY) 2009/10 License Renewal Fee Schedule ​07/21/2009
AFL 09-26​Ambulatory Surgical Centers​Federal Fiscal Year 2010 Certification Surveys​08/06/2009
AFL 09-27​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)​12/07/2009
AFL 09-29​General Acute Care Hospitals​H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Requirements​10/01/2009
AFL 09-30​Home Health Agencies​Centralization of Home Health Agencies Applications​08/13/2009
AFL 09-31​​General Acute Care Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Change in Medication Error Reduction Plan (MERP) Survey Process 08/10/2009
AFL 09-32
​Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities​H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Requirements​10/01/2009
​AFL 09-33 (Unavailable)
​General Acute Care Hospitals​Call for Letters of Intent to Apply for Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Pilot Program​09/10/2009
AFL 09-35

All Facilities 

​License Application Fee​11/23/2009
AFL 09-36​General Acute Care Hospitals, Alternative Birthing Clinics, Primary Care Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Prophylaxis for Ophthalmia Neonatorum During Erythromycin (0.5%) Ophthalmic Ointment Shortage​09/08/2009
AFL 09-37General Acute Care Hospitals​Disaster and Emergency Response and Medical Screening Exams​10/20/2009
AFL 09-38All Facilities​Reporting of Unauthorized Access or Disclosure of Patient Medical Information​11/19/2009
AFL 09-39​General Acute Care Hospitals​H1N1 Response​10/30/2009
AFL 09-41​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities​Health Facility Connection Port Prohibitions​11/19/2009
AFL 09-42​General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals​Care and Treatment of Psychiatric Emergency Medical Conditions​11/23/2009
AFL 09-43​ (Superseded)
See: AFL 14-04

​End Stage Renal Disease Clinics, Certified Hemodialysis Technicians, Hemodialysis Training Programs

​New CHT Certification Requirements​11/24/2009
AFL 09-44​Aduly Day Health Centers, Home Health Agencies, Primary Care Clinics​Programs for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) Regulatory Exemptions​12/30/2009
AFL 09-45​Long-Term Care Facilities​Citations and Postings​12/08/2009
​AFL 09-46 (Superseded)
See: AFL 10-03
​Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities​Emergency Medication Supply Kits​12/30/2009
AFL 09-47​Skilled Nursing Facilities​Nursing Staff-to-Patient Ratios​12/30/2009
AFL 09-48​General Acute Care Hospitals​Outpatient Clinic Supplemental Service​01/14/2009
AFL 09-49General Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Psuchiatric Hospitals, Special Hospitals​Hospital Security Plans​11/19/2009
AFL 09-53​All Facilities​1135 Waiver Request Process​11/12/2009
AFL 09-54​​General Acute Care HospitalsCall for applications to participate in the Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention(PCI) Pilot Program​​12/01/2009
AFL 09-56​All Facilities
​Medication Safety:  Storage of Medications Requiring Refrigeration​12/31/2009

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