Acute Communicable
Disease Control

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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Inter-Facility Transfers
Proper interfacility communication ensures quality care as a patient/resident moves through the healthcare continuum. More importantly, communication of the patientís/residentís colonization or infection status prevents the spread of organisms- such as CRE and novel MDROs- to other facilities. LACDPH has compiled information and resources on how to ensure clear, timely, and constant communication between healthcare facilities- see below.

Healthcare facilities receiving patients should proactively ask the sending facility (hospitals, LTACHs, and SNFs) to provide a completed infectious organism interfacility transfer form as a part of their admission packet. Consider incorporating this as a standard ask for all admissions from a healthcare setting, especially LTACHs and vSNFs. A list of LTACHs and vSNFs in LA County is available here.


Transferring Guidance for MDRO's: This document provides some guidance on how transferring and receiving facilities can ensure that each patient's MDRO status is clearly communicated during the transfer process.
Interfacility Transfers Guide: Healthcare facilities can use this guide to understand how to use an inter-facility transfer form, develop contacts at facilities you share patients/residents with, and transfer infected/colonized patients/residents.
Interfacility Transfer Form: Inter-facility Transfer Form: Healthcare facilities may use this form to indicate a patientís infection/colonization status upon transfer to another facility. Make sure you attach final lab reports, medication lists, and other medically-important documents too!

PDF / Word version (for use as template)
Contact Info Form: Healthcare facilities can use this form to keep a list of important contacts (i.e., case managers, infection preventionists) at facilities that they frequently share patients/residents with.


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