CHA News Article

CDPH Issues AFL on Physical Restraint Reduction in SNFs

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an All Facilities Letter (AFL) regarding physical restraint reduction in skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). The AFL notes that CDPH and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are committed to reducing the use of unnecessary physical restraints in SNFs. The AFL identifies regulations concerning physical restraints and provides additional resource information to support facilities’ efforts to improve their physical restraint reduction programs. For more information, see attached AFL 12-36.