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

AFL 15-09
April 20, 2015

Skilled Nursing Facilities

California Minimum Data Set (MDS) Nuggets

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

The CA MDS newsletter is now available on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website.

​This issue of the CA MDS newsletter (CA MDS Nuggets) includes:

  • Revisions to Section A of the MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual
  • New recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine from CDC and ACIP
  • Instructions for documenting the influenza vaccine on MDS item O0250
  • Information regarding the expansion of MDS Focused Surveys released by CMS

The MDS Nuggets newsletter may be accessed at the following link:

Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0)

If you have any questions, please contact Susana Belda, RN, RAI Educational Coordinator at:

California Department of Public Health
Licensing & Certification Program
P.O. Box 997377, MS 3201
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: (916) 324-2362 or Fax: (916) 552-8988

Please distribute copies to the MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, and Administrator.



Original signed by Jean Iacino

Jean Iacino
Deputy Director

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