CHA News Article

DHCS Posts Final Draft of Community PICU Standards

For the past several years, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has been adding a second level of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) provider standards, called Community PICU Standards. Participants in the development of the standards to date have been DHCS, California Children’s Services county medical consultants and PICU medical directors from CCS-approved PICUs. Attached is the final draft of the new standards, which is undergoing further stakeholder input specifically regarding the “regional cooperative agreement” section. The next meeting to discuss the final draft will be held June 26 at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Anaheim.