CHA News Article

Webinar to Cover Response Options for Licensing and Certification Deficiencies
Highlights include new CDPH penalties, plans of correction, appeal process

Survey activity — and subsequent violations — will be more common now that the California Department of Public Health has issued new regulations for hospital penalties, including non-immediate jeopardy violations. CHA will hold a webinar on May 21 from 10 a.m. – noon to help hospitals learn how to manage violations from receipt to appeal. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to work with surveyors on site and how to respond when an immediate jeopardy violation has been issued against their facility. The webinar also will offer guidance on drafting a Plan of Correction and documentation needed for an administrative appeal.

The program is recommended for licensing and accreditation professionals, compliance officers, hospital administrators, risk managers, chief nursing officers, quality and patient safety leaders, and in-house legal counsel. To view the agenda or to register, visit www.calhospital.org/licensing-and-certification-deficiencies-web.

Resources for Health Care Professionals
The 2014 California Hospital Survey Manual is intended to help hospital staff understand and prepare for the survey process, from start to finish. The manual explains important differences between state and federal surveys, provides tips on how to achieve a successful survey, and outlines tasks that must be completed after the survey. Although state and federal surveyors may be the same people, there are differences in processes and potential outcomes. This manual will help hospitals understand the differences and describes the laws with which surveyors assess compliance. For more information or to order the manual, visit www.calhospital.org/survey-manual.

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