Skilled Nursing

CDPH Issues AFL on New SNF Application Process

SUMMARY From AFL 19-20: This AFL notifies facilities of a change to the application submission process for all applications submitted to the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH), Licensing and Certification (L&C), Centralized Applications Branch (CAB), effective July 1, 2019. CDPH is redesigning its website to provide additional tools to assist providers with the application process.

Text of AFL 19-20:

“Beginning July 1, 2019, CAB will not accept payment for health facility license application fees until CAB validates that all of the required forms and supporting documents have been received. Applications that are missing forms and/or documents are incomplete. CAB will only process completed applications.

Once validation is complete, CAB will notify the provider to submit the payment needed to process the application. Once an application has all required forms, supporting documents, application fee, and there are no outstanding license renewal fees, the application will be assigned to an analyst for processing.

L&C has launched a redesigned website to assist providers in submitting the required forms and supporting documents needed to apply for licensure. The website includes a new feature for providers to download application packets specific to an application type (e.g. an initial licensing application).

The application packets contain the licensing forms applicable to the application type. Additionally, the website includes instructions, checklists, example forms, and video tutorials to assist providers. The application packets for General Acute Care Hospitals (GACH) and Acute Psychiatric Hospitals (APH) are available for use. To access the GACH and APH application packets, visit the Health Care Facilities Licensing and Certification website.”

NOTE: For Skilled Nursing Facilities, Management Companies and Intermediate Care Facilities, the estimated release date is September 30, 2019.