RCFE and ARF Not Required to Submit Custodian of Records

The California Department of Justice has revised their policy on Custodian of Records (COR) requirements. RCFEs and ARFs providers are not required to submit a Custodian of Records application. We received this email update from the COR unit at DOJ this week:

Change of Administrator

We have recently seen an increase in the number of Tuesday Tip subscribers emailing us with questions about changing the administrator of their RCFE. In addition to ensuring that the administrator meets the necessary training and experience requirements, it is important to notify Community Care Licensing (CCL) of any change in administrator.

A “New Direction” for Inspections in California

The California Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) has proposed to increase the frequency of inspections in RCFEs and ARFs (as well as other facility types). Due to budget constraints, CCLD currently conducts compliance inspections of all facilities at least once every five years. Under the new proposal inspections would occur annually under a less time-consuming […]

Volunteer Fingerprint Requirements

We frequently receive questions from our Tuesday Tip subscribers regarding fingerprinting requirements for volunteers.  Information on criminal clearance can be found in RCFE regulation 87355 and California Health and Safety Code Section 1569.17.

Safeguard Your Narcotics

On Monday we held our our 2010 Assisted Living Medication Summit, and we heard from several presenters and speakers of an increase in narcotic thefts in communities around the country. While we do not have any hard statistics to confirm this, it does remind us of the importance of safeguarding narcotics in your community. The […]

Have You Reviewed the Health and Safety Code?

You should also be familiar with the actual Health and Safety Code that the regulations are based on.

Tuesday Tip: Don’t Ignore Dangerous Behaviors

You must never ignore potentially dangerous behaviors; your response can save someone’s life.

Tuesday Tip: Activity Calendars

This week’s Tuesday Tip is regarding the posting of activity calendars in a California Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) or Adult Residential Facility (ARF). Title 22 Regulations 87219 (RCFE) and 85079 (ARF) require that facilities licensed for seven or more residents post “notices of planned activities…in a central location readily accessible to residents, […]

Tuesday Tip: How and When Do You Appeal a Citation?

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Tuesday Tip: Are You Following Up On Falls?

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]