CHA News Article

CDPH Asks SNFs to Designate Emergency Contact, AFL Recipient

In the attached All Facilities Letter (AFL), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announces that, in conjunction with an update to the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) system, all skilled-nursing facilities are asked to designate an emergency contact, an AFL recipient and an alternate for each.

When renewing their licenses, SNFs will be asked to verify accuracy of the designated contacts. In case of emergency, CDPH encourages facilities to have a built-in communication redundancy.