CHA News Article

Webinar to Outline Process of Managing Violations From Receipt to Appeal
Register online now for May 21 program

Since the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) release of new administrative penalty regulations in mid-March, hospital survey and certification teams need to be prepared for a rise in survey activity and penalties. A significant change to the regulations will allow surveyors to assess penalties for non-immediate jeopardy violations. At CHA’s May 21 webinar on this topic, participants will receive practical guidance on how to work with surveyors and learn how to respond when an immediate jeopardy violation has been issued against their facility. Plans of correction and documentation needed for an administrative appeal will also be provided.

The webinar will be held from 10 a.m. – noon and 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

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

Recording of Members-Only Webinar on New CDPH Administrative Penalties
On March 21, CHA held a member’s-only webinar to help hospitals understand the new CDPH regulations regarding hospital administrative penalties, which apply to incidents that occur on or after April 1. At the webinar, CDPH leadership explained the implementation timelines, new regulations, what surveyors will look for and how they will determine if a violation is subject to penalty. To learn more, members may listen to a recording of the webinar.