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State Waivers and All Facilities Letters

The need to respond to COVID-19 poses substantial and complex legal questions and concerns. The guide below contains information, compiled by CHA, specific to state legal resources related to licensing and certification waivers, survey activity, enforcement discretion, and the like. Hospitals should consult legal counsel with specific questions.

In addition, the California Department of Public Health has issued All Facilities Letters (AFLs) specific to COVID-19. A complete list of AFLs is available on the CDPH website.

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