CHA News Article

CHA Publications Help Hospitals Comply with Complicated Laws

CHA’s publications include numerous legal manuals, forms and other documents to help California hospitals understand and comply with the law — and save time and money.

 “CHA brings together state and federal statutes and regulations in one place to make hospitals’ job easier,” said Lois Richardson, Esq., CHA vice president and legal counsel. “The manuals don’t just repeat the law; they explain complex legal requirements in clear and concise language to tell you exactly what you need to do to comply.”

Publications cover a variety of health care topics, including health information privacy, consent law, mental health law, hospital compliance, charity care and discount policies, minors, patient “anti-dumping” laws, records retention and other key issues.

All legal manuals are regularly reviewed and updated as needed to ensure legal accuracy. Recent updates include the standard-setting Consent Manual, revised to cover legal changes through January 2018, and the 2018 EMTALA Manual. For the latest editions, visit New this year, some publications are available in an electronic format.