Quality & Patient Safety

California announces second phase of General Acute Care Hospital Relicensing Survey pilot

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, September 1, 2015

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) rolled out Phase II of its General Acute Care Hospital (GACH) Relicensing Survey pilot July 1. The survey now includes the former stand-alone surveys Medication Error Reduction Plan (MERP) and Patient Safety Licensing Survey (PSLS). All of the surveys are unannounced, and the CDPH expects that some facilities may receive a "Statement of Deficiencies," which will require a plan of correction.

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