Friday, August 28, 2015

Flu Vaccination DATE CORRECTION

The previously shared vaccination reminder inadvertently showed last year's dates for the HF Portal reporting deadlines. We have amended that document to show the correct dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Vaccination guidance and new reporting criteria are contained in the Influenza Vaccination Reminder, Guidance and Reporting Update.

** For facilities and agencies that use the HF Portal system to report their vaccination data, please share this information with the individuals responsible for that reporting function.

For questions regarding the rule, please contact Tamara Hoxworth at 303-692-2930 or Erica Bloom at 303-692-2789.

1294 Stakeholder Forum – Division Updates

The meeting of the 1294 Stakeholder Forum scheduled for August 13 was cancelled due to limited agenda items. In lieu of the meeting, the Division of Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services is providing a written update.

If you have questions, please contact Lorraine Dixon-Jones, Policy Analyst at 303-692-2889 
or atlorraine.dixon@state.co.us

Hazardous Waste Self Certification for Long Term Care facilities

The 2015 hazardous waste self certification is kicking off again starting September 1, 2015 ending September 30, 2015.

Your facility will be receiving TWO postcards - one to the administrator and one to the director of nursing. In addition, both of those will also be receiving an email with details. If you do not receive an email, send an email toDaniel.goetz@state.co.us and let me know! I will forward the information directly to you.

The postcard will have your EPA ID number on the front. USE the entire number when you get to the website to fill out the certification where it asks for YOUR EPA ID #. 

The link to the self certification is below - wait until Sept 1, 2015 to start but be sure to get it done and submitted no later than Sept 30, 2015 - 

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/hmselfcert 

Once on the website you click the Nursing Home and Institutional Hospice Checklist link

That puts you into the certification and away you go!