CHA News Article

CDPH Issues AFL as Guidance for Northern California Heat Wave

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued the attached All Facilities Letter (AFL) as guidance to health care facilities following an excessive heat warning for parts of Northern California from the National Weather Service. The heat advisory is in effect until 8 a.m. tomorrow. The AFL outlines precautionary measures for keeping individuals safe and comfortable during extreme weather conditions and reminds providers that CDPH requires all facilities to have a contingency plan that addresses loss or lack of air conditioning. Health care facilities are required to report all emergency/disaster-related occurrences to the CDPH Licensing and Certification Program.