ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION SECTION: CHANGE IN DISTRIBUTION METHOD OF ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATES

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-09-CCLD June 17, 2021 TO: CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATORS (PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT)ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEESCHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM LICENSEESADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TRAINING VENDORS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM:KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT – ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION SECTION: CHANGE IN DISTRIBUTION METHOD OF ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATES Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-09-CCLD describes the new method of Administrator Certificate distribution for certified administrators of Adult Residential Facilities, Group Homes, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, and Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs.

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UPDATED FACILITY STAFF TESTING GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-28-ASC June 7, 2021 (Supersedes PIN 20-38-ASC and PIN 20-23-ASC in part) TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATED FACILITY STAFF TESTING GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-28-ASC supersedes PIN 20-38-ASC, dated October 6, 2020, regarding routine diagnostic screening testing guidance for facility staff in Adult and Senior Care (ASC) residential facilities, supersedes response testing guidance for residents and facility staff in PIN 20-23-ASC, dated June 26, 2020, and reminds licensees about health insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing.

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MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYEE STATEMENT, AND TRAINING UNDER THE ELDER ABUSE AND DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE CIVIL PROTECTION ACT

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-27-ASC June 2, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITY LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYEE STATEMENT, AND TRAINING UNDER THE ELDER ABUSE AND DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE CIVIL PROTECTION ACT Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-27-ASC reminds Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees of mandated reporter requirements under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act.

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NEW FORMS FOR COMPLAINANT INTAKE AND REPORTING NOTIFICATIONS

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-06-CCLD June 1, 2021 (Supersedes PIN 19-01-CCLD) TO: ALL LICENSED PROVIDERS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: NEW FORMS FOR COMPLAINANT INTAKE AND REPORTING NOTIFICATIONS Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-06-CCLD announces a new form for communicating with the complainant about complaint intake, and three new forms for communicating the investigationdetermination, all of which replace the Complaint Response (LIC 856) form.

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OVERSIGHT ROLE AND RESUMPTION OF ON-SITE INSPECTIONS

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-08-CCLD May 27, 2021 TO: ALL CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL AND CHILD CARE PROVIDERS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: OVERSIGHT ROLE AND RESUMPTION OF ON-SITE INSPECTIONS Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-08-CCLD announces the resumption of on-site mandated regular inspections, also known as “annual inspections,” for children’s residential and child care licensees and providers.

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PREPARING FOR EXTREME HEAT, PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFFS, AND WILDFIRE EMERGENCIES

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-07-CCLD May 20, 2021 TO: ALL COMMUNITY CARE LICENSED PROVIDERS Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: PREPARING FOR EXTREME HEAT, PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFFS, AND WILDFIRE EMERGENCIES Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-07-CCLD informs providers about the need to prepare for extreme heat, public safety power shutoffs (PSPS), and wildfire emergencies.

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STATEWIDE WAIVER RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019(COVID-19) AND VISITATION; COMMUNAL DINING; GROUP ACTIVITIES; NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES; OUTINGS; NEW ADMISSIONS; AND ENTERTAINMENT

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-17.2-ASC May 14, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: STATEWIDE WAIVER RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND VISITATION; COMMUNAL DINING; GROUP ACTIVITIES; NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES; OUTINGS; NEW ADMISSIONS; AND ENTERTAINMENT Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-17.2-ASC supersedes PIN 21-17.1-ASC, dated April 23, 2021, providing specific updates to the statewide waiver related to visitation, communal dining, group activities, residents returning from outings, and entertainment.

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ANNUAL INSPECTIONS UTILIZING THE INFECTION CONTROL DOMAIN

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-25-ASC  May 3, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: ANNUAL INSPECTIONS UTILIZING THE INFECTION CONTROL DOMAIN Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-25-ASC announces the resumption of onsite inspections during the COVID-19 state of emergency pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Proclamation of a State ofEmergency.

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STATEWIDE WAIVER RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND VISITATION; COMMUNAL DINING; GROUP ACTIVITIES; NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES; OUTINGS; NEW ADMISSIONS; AND ENTERTAINMENT

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-17.1-ASC  April 23, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: STATEWIDE WAIVER RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND VISITATION; COMMUNAL DINING; GROUP ACTIVITIES; NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES; OUTINGS; NEW ADMISSIONS; AND ENTERTAINMENT Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-17.1-ASC supersedes PIN 21-17-ASC dated March 19, 2021, continues the statewide waiver related to visitation, and provides specific updates related to communal dining, group activities, residents returning from outings, new admissions, and entertainment.

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UPDATED QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION GUIDANCE FOR FACILITY STAFF DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-23-ASC April 20, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: UPDATED QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION GUIDANCE FOR FACILITY STAFF DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-23-ASC provides updated quarantine and isolation guidance to Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees with facility staff who are fully vaccinated, facility staff who wereexposed to a person with COVID-19, and facility staff who test positive for COVID-19.

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