CHA News Article

CDPH Reminds Hospitals That New Law Requires Updated Linen Processing Policy

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, general acute care hospitals and acute psychiatric hospitals must adopt and implement a linen laundry processing policy that aligns with the most recent standards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Facilities that contract with medical laundry service providers must ensure that those contracts require the facility’s linen laundry to be processed in compliance with the facility’s updated policy. More information is available in All Facilities Letter 18-49, issued last week by the California Department of Public Health.