Hospital Compliance Manual
The complete source for federal and California laws


Stay up-to-date with the most comprehensive resource created specifically for hospital compliance officers! The California Hospital Compliance Manual:

  • Focuses on high-risk compliance issues, including fraud and abuse regulations
  • Addresses the key components of an effective compliance plan
  • Covers all applicable California and federal laws
  • Is the proven must-have for compliance officers, CFOs, and legal counsel

Written by Lloyd Bookman, Esq., CHA’s Lois Richardson, Esq., and legal experts from Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, the 2018 California Hospital Compliance Manual encompasses more than 700 pages and has been updated to address:

  • The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which imposes an excise tax on certain executive compensation and changes the computation of unrelated business taxable income.
  • The California Department of Public Health’s new Centralized Applications Unit for processing applications for changes in beds, services, ownership, etc., and how to know when something has to go to this new unit.
  • The Office of Inspector General’s revised Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol, new mandatory forms, and required financial analysis and reports.

(Ninth edition, 2018)

Written By:
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC
California Hospital Association


The manual features nearly 700 pages of content including 16 chapters, a model hospital compliance plan, numerous compliance forms and appendixes, and an index. 

  • Hospital Compliance Plans
  • Governing Boards
  • Federal and State False Claims Acts
  • Submission of Accurate Claims Information
  • Proper Cost Reporting Practices
  • Physician Self-Referral Laws
  • Federal and State Anti-Kickback Laws
  • Financial Assistance Policies
  • Issues for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
  • Fundamentals of Hospital Licensing and Certification
  • Screening for Excluded Providers and Suppliers
  • Hospital Signage Requirements
  • Patient Safety Organizations
  • Other Laws
  • Repayment and Self-Disclosure
  • Responding to Government Audits and Investigations


“Everything you need to know about compliance is there and I can find what I need fast. The manual is great!”
– Pamela Brotherton-Sedano, Vice President, Administrative Services, O’Connor Hospital 

“The Compliance Manual saves me time and has great insights that clarify California’s unique requirements. I love it!”
– Vikki Haley, Compliance Officer, Antelope Valley Hospital

“CHA’s Hospital Compliance Manual is a great tool for bringing staff up to speed fast.”
– Lynn Grieves, Chief Compliance Officer, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Forms Policy

CHA includes hard copies of forms and appendices in its manuals for all purchasers. Electronic versions of forms, appendices, and the model compliance plan are available to CHA members for download at