CHA News Article

CDPH Begins Pilot Testing for Hospital Relicensing Survey Process

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced the beginning of Phase II pilot testing for a new general acute care hospital relicensing survey process.

According to CDPH, its new survey process will evaluate general acute care hospitals’ compliance with state statutory and regulatory licensure requirements, including requirements previously evaluated through the Medication Error Reduction Plan and patient safety licensing surveys. The goal of the pilot-testing phase is to ensure the process will produce consistent, fair and useful information for both facilities and consumers before statewide implementation. For more information and for resources facilities may use to assess their readiness for the upcoming surveys, see the attached All Facilities Letter.