Who this is for: Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), and any Congregate Residential/Congregate Care facility involved in the discharging, transferring, and accepting of patients with and without COVID-19.
What this is for: To allow hospitals to discharge medically stable patients while preventing the introduction of SARS-CoV-2 in receiving institutions and to enable interfacility transfers between
SNF and other Congregate Residential/Care facilities.
What is provided: Discharge/transfer criteria for a variety of patient scenarios and receiving facility settings based on CDPH and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) COVID-19 guidance.
Receiving Facility Definitions
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) include nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. All SNFs are required to be able to
maintain Transmission-Based Precautions.
Congregate Residential/Care Facilities, also known as community care facilities (CCFs) include the following:
- Licensed by Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) of California Department of Social Services (CDSS): adult residential facilities (ARFs), residential care for the elderly (RCFEs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), board and care facilities, adult day programs (ADPs).
- Licensed by Health Facilities Inspection Division (HFID): intermediate care facilities (ICFs) and congregate living health facilities (CLHFs).
- Affiliated with Department of Child and Family Services: short-term residential therapeutic programs (STRTPs), community treatment facilities, transitional shelter care program facilities, emergency shelters
- Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) facilities, psychiatric health facilities (including acute psychiatric hospitals), residential facilities for the chronically ill (RFCIs), social rehabilitation facilities, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities, mental health/behavioral health residential facilities, community-based adult services (CBAS) facilities, and any other facility where people live and receive caregiving services.