CHA News Article

State Enforcement Actions Dashboard Makes Hospital Penalty Information More Publicly Accessible
For Licensing and Certification Staff, Quality and Patient Safety Staff

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensing and Certification Program has published a State Enforcement Actions Dashboard that allows members of the public to search for hospital administrative penalties and medical information breach administrative penalties.

The dashboard includes Immediate Jeopardy (IJ), Non-Immediate Jeopardy, and Failure to Report Adverse Event penalties for general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers. The dashboard also includes state citations for long-term care facilities. 

A user guide posted with the dashboard explains how to navigate the dashboard. Specifically, the dashboard allows for searching by penalty type, number, category, and issue date; facility type, name, ID, and license number; district office; and survey ID. It also links to CDPH’s California Health Facility Information Database (Cal Health Find), which allows the public to view provider details, compare facilities, and file a complaint electronically.

CHA recently updated its IJ Administrative Penalties web page, which lists IJ penalties. That web page is available only to CHA members.

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