CHA News Article

Small House Skilled-Nursing Facilities Pilot Program Seeks Participants
Program standards published

The California Department of Public Health has released two All Facilities Letters, 17-29 and 17-30, related to the Small House Skilled-Nursing Facilities Pilot Program. The program, authorized by Senate Bill 1228 (Chapter 671, Statutes of 2012), allows the department to authorize the development and operation of up to 10 small house skilled-nursing facilities that are licensed to provide skilled-nursing care and supportive care to patients in small, homelike, residential settings that incorporate emerging patient-centered health care concepts. The department also released program standards that outline location, building design, staffing and training requirements. Interested facilities are encouraged to review application procedures, scoring criteria and the participation agreement.