CHA News Article

CDPH Releases New Hospital Relicensing Survey
Updated survey specific to general acute care hospitals

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensing and Certification (L&C) program has implemented a new general acute care hospital relicensing survey, intended to evaluate facility compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements addressed in Title 22 and the Health and Safety Code. Focused on quality of care, the survey will consist of a review of nursing and pharmacy as well as identified past compliance concerns. L&C will review three years of past compliance including deficiencies and associated plans of correction — all of which could be areas of emphasis during the survey. Hospitals should be prepared to provide a full list of services and locations to the survey team, including outpatient services, and should review all past compliance issues (including 2567s, plans of corrections, etc.), every complaint, entity-report incident and breach of medical information reported. To help hospitals better understand the survey process, CHA hosted a webinar, available for purchase, on the upcoming changes and has developed the California Hospital Survey Manual. Hospitals are encouraged to review information about the survey on the CDPH website