CHA News Article

CDPH Updates Regulations on Reporting Disaster-Related Occurrences

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued the attached All Facilities Letter updating its previous guidance related to reporting emergency and disaster occurrences that threaten the welfare, safety or health of patients. The updated guidelines provide contact information for reporting an emergency that results in patient evacuation, transfer or discharge. During normal business hours, facilities are reminded to report to their local CDPH Licensing & Certification district office. After hours, or if the district office is non-operational, facilities should contact the Office of Emergency Services Warning Center or, if in Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County Operator.