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CDPH Issues Guidance for Skilled-Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies
September 22, 2020

CDPH has issued several AFLs for post-acute care providers, including:

  • AFL 20-72, which waives certain requirements for home health agencies during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This includes provisions related to licensing, staffing and services, and supervision.
  • AFL 20-73, which provides guidance to skilled-nursing facilities to support residents’ ability to express their treatment wishes through proactive advance care planning. The AFL includes recommendations for all residents, including those who have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • AFL 20-74, which provides recommendations for use of personal protective equipment, cohorting, and staffing for skilled-nursing facility residents. The AFL includes a chart with guidance for each category of COVID-19 status, including COVID-19-positive residents, symptomatic residents awaiting test results, exposed and non-exposed residents, and new admissions.

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