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

AFL 17-04
February 3, 2017

All Facilities

Centralized Applications Unit: Facility Name Change with Submission of a Change of Ownership (CHOW) Application

All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

This AFL is a reminder that a facility may not use a new facility name until the Centralized Applications Unit (CAU) completes all CHOW-related approvals.

State law requires a facility to submit a new licensing application for any CHOW. If a facility is requesting a name change when submitting the CHOW application, the facility may not use the new name until CAU has approved the CHOW application, Licensing and Certification has conducted the survey, and CAU has issued the license.

Only the current licensee of a facility can request a name change. The CHOW application is subject to a full application review and approval process. Health facility licensing and/or certification applications are available at:

Apply for Licensure

For additional questions regarding the CHOW approval process or a name change request, please contact CAU by phone at (916) 552-8632 or by email at:  


Original signed by Jean Iacino

Jean Iacino
Deputy Director

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