CHA News Article

CDPH Issues AFL on ‘Small House’ SNF Pilot Program

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an All Facility Letter (AFL) on the enactment of SB 1228 (Chapter 671, Statutes of 2012), which established the Small House Skilled Nursing Facility (SHSNF) Pilot Program and added SHSNF as a sub-type of SNFs licensed in California. The pilot program allows CDPH to authorize and license up to 10 SHSNFs — health facilities that provide skilled-nursing and supportive care in a small, homelike, residential setting in an apartment, cottage, house, or similar residential unit, to patients whose primary need is skilled-nursing care on an extended basis. For more information on the CDPH announcement, see attached AFL-13-07.