CHA News Article

CDPH Revises Mandated HAI Reporting Requirements

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has notified general acute care hospitals that procedures for the mandated health care associated infections (HAI) reporting requirements have been revised. The only data CDPH considers as fulfilling the requirements are data in the National Healthcare Safety Network that hospitals have designated as “in-plan” in their Patient Safety Monthly Reporting Plan. By default, the monthly reporting plans are blank and require hospitals to designate which areas of HAI surveillance and reporting they are performing. Areas of surveillance that a hospital does not identify in any given month’s plan are considered “out-of-plan.” Guidance specific to California hospitals is available on the CDPH website. For more information, see the attached All Facilities Letter.