CCL Resources Online

The latest RCFE and ARF Quarterly Update from Community Care Licensing has an excellent list of free resources available on Community Care Licensing’s website at The list is so useful, we thought it was worth sharing again:

Advertisements and Facility License Numbers

This week’s Tuesday Tip comes from the recently released Adult and Senior Care Spring 2012 Update from CCL: ADVERTISEMENT AND FACILITY LICENSE NUMBERS Licensees are reminded that regulations require that the facility license number be disclosed in all public advertisements or correspondence. Public advertisements include but are not limited to the internet, newspaper or magazine, …

New Adult and Senior Care Update from CCL

Community Care Licensing recently posted the Winter 2012 Adult and Senior Care Update to their website. The update includes information on the 2012 SSI rates, civil penalty updates, CCL reorganization, updates to the evaluator manual, and more.

Electronic Physician Signatures

A Tuesday Tip subscriber emailed us to ask if Community Care Licensing (CCL) allows electronic physician signatures for medication orders/prescriptions. Fortunately, CCL provided guidance on this in the Summer 2010 Adult and Senior Care Update. Here is what they had to say:

Custodian of Records

A new California law being enforced by the Department of Justice requires private and public agencies who receive criminal history information to designate a Custodian of Records who has been confirmed by the DOJ. 

Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Ensuring that residents’ wishes are honored at the end of life is one of the greatest responsibilities for an assisted living provider. Accomplishing this can be challenging due to a variety of factors, including regulatory conflicts, communication issues, and unfortunately a lack of education. The POLST, or Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form was …

California POLST Form Updated

On April 1 of this year, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California announced that the California version of the POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) form has been updated. Updates include a change to the color of paper the form is to be printed on (now Ultra Pink) and changes to some of …

Privately Paid Personal Assistant Background Checks

There continues to be some confusion regarding California Community Care Licensing (CCL) policies regarding criminal clearance background checks for privately paid personal assistants.  To clarify, this is the most recent policy from CCL as reported in their Summer 2010 update and in the RCFE Evaluator Manual:

Streamlining Total Care Exceptions

Community Care Licensing recently updated their policy on total care exceptions for residents receiving hospice services.  The new policy streamlines the exception process by allowing providers to submit two (of three) required elements in advance as part of a “total care plan” addendum to their hospice waiver.

New CCL Policy on Orientations

Community Care Licensing has updated their policy on attending “orientation” prior to submitting a facility license application.  Under the new policy licensees who have attended an orientation in the past do not have to attend one again when submitting a new application: