CHA News Article

CDPH Issues AFL on Hospice Facilities

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an All Facilities Letter regarding the option for licensed and certified hospice providers to operate a licensed hospice facility under new law effective Jan. 1, SB 135 (Statutes of 2012, Chapter 473). Under the law, hospice providers that intend to provide inpatient hospice care must apply for a hospice facility license to operate as either a freestanding facility or as a facility within the physical plant of another licensed facility. For more information, see the attached All Facilities Letter.