CHA News Article

Guidelines Available for Contacting CDPH During Emergencies or Disasters
Includes instructions for business hours and after hours

The California Department of Public Health reminds providers that it has issued specific contact instructions during an emergency or disaster-related occurrence. As outlined in All Facilities Letter 17-06, hospitals must contact the local licensing and certification district office if an event affects their facility and results in an evacuation, transfer or discharge of patients.

​​For after-hours reporting — or if the local licensing and certification district office is non-operational due to an emergency or disaster — facilities outside of Los Angeles County should contact the State Office of Emergency Services Warning Center at (916) 845-8911 and ask that it notify the CDPH duty officer. Facilities in Los Angeles County should contact their county operator at (213) 974-1234 and ask that the on-call Health Facilities Inspection Division supervisor be notified.

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