CHA News Article

CHA’s Joint Committee on Accreditation and Licensing Collaborates With CDPH
New guidance modifies reporting requirements for health care acquired pressure ulcers

CHA has worked closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to replace hospital guidance for classification and reporting of unstageable pressure ulcers. CDPH has issued updated guidance in the attached All Facilities Letter (AFL), clarifying that an unstageable pressure ulcer is not reportable to CDPH unless it is acquired after admission to the hospital. The new AFL supersedes AFL 08-09 and AFL 10-01.