CHA News Article

CDPH Releases AFL on Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

The California Department of Public Health has released the attached All Facilities Letter (AFL) requiring general acute care hospitals to adopt and implement antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs). According to the AFL, hospital ASP policies must be in accordance with federal guidelines, establish a work group with a trained professional who is knowledgeable about the subject of antimicrobial stewardship, and report clinical quality improvements.