CHA News Article

CDPH Reminds SNFs that Optional Services Require L&C Approval

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a reminder to skilled-nursing facilities (SNF) that optional services provided must be approved by the Licensing and Certification (L&C) program. SNFs must post a copy of the facility’s license, including a list of its optional services, in a location accessible for public view. Optional services are units within the SNF that provide specific types of care such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, social work services and special treatment program services. See the attached All Facilities Letter for more information on special approvals and requirements that must be met whenever a SNF adds, deletes or modifies an optional service.