COVID-19: California Executive Orders, Agency Guidance

COVID-19 Update

Overview

To support our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, we provide below links to the Governor’s Executive Orders and California County directives and mandates (please see here for our New York Executive Orders and agency guidance). Given the rapidly changing environment, we will update this page frequently. We hope you find these resources helpful as we navigate these uncharted waters. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Tom McMorrow or other members of our California State Government team for guidance and support on what the state is doing and to Esra Hudson or any member of our Employment and Labor team for employment matters. For any healthcare-related questions or issues, please contact Jonah Frohlich or any member of our Manatt Health team. Other members of our firm are ready to assist. Clients may contact their principal relationship professional who will coordinate assistance. 

See the California coronavirus (COVID-19) response here.

Executive Orders and Guidance

Proclamation of a State of Emergency (3/4/2020)

California State Budge 2020-2021

Office of the Governor

CA Initiatives

State Agency COVID-19 Guidance

California Health & Human Services Agency

Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH  

CALIFORNIA CHILDREN’S SERVICES

DENTAL

ELIGIBILITY

FAMILY PLANNING, FPACT AND EWC

HEALTH PLANS

HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES/LONG TERM CARE

CENTRAL VALLEY HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES RESOURCES

HOSPITALS, CLINICS, PHARMACIES AND OTHER FACILITIES

  • One-time Extension to the Time Survey Training Requirement due to the State of Emergency (06/30/2020)
  • Infection Mitigation in Behavioral Health Facilities – COVID-19 FAQs (06/27/2020)
  • Medi-Cal Reimbursement for Clinical Laboratory Services Related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (06/19/2020)
  • Joint Letter to Continue NCS for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (06/30/2020)
  • Off-label and/or Investigational Drugs Used to Treat COVID 19 and/or Related Conditions (updated 06/18/2020)
  • Audits and Data Submittal Timeframe Extensions and Administrative Hearings (06/04/2020)
  • Subacute Care Unit Flexibilities During the COVID 19 Emergency (04/10/2020)
  • Associate Clinical Social Worker and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Services for Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics (05/20/2020)
  • Fee-for-Service Pharmacy Benefit Reminders and Clarifications (updated 05/13/2020)
  • Fee-for-Service Temporary Reinstatement of Acetaminophen, and Cough and Cold Medicines for Adults (05/13/2020)
  • PPL-20-014 - Local Educational Agency - Telehealth for Billing Option Program (05/11/2020)
  • Information for Indian Health Care Providers (updated 04/29/2020)
  • Care Coordination Agency Guidance for Assisted Living Waiver (04/29/2020)
  • Waiver of Requirement for Patient Signature On-File for Mailed or Delivered Prescriptions (04/24/2020)
    • GUIDANCE FOR MULTIPLE PROVIDER TYPES

      1115 WAIVER GUIDANCE

      1135 WAIVER GUIDANCE

      APPENDIX K REQUESTS & APPROVALS

      STATE PLAN AMENDMENTS REQUESTS & APPROVALS

      California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

      GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS: Coronavirus Disease 2019

      BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEE SAFETY

      COMMUNITY SETTING

      COUNTY VARIANCE ATTESTATION FORMS

      FOOD AND BEVERAGES

      HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONALS

      HIGH-RISK COMMUNITIES

      HOME CARE

      SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

      STATE ORDERS

      STATEWIDE INDUSTRY GUIDANCE

      STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

      TESTING

      WOMAN AND CHILDREN

      OTHER

      REMDESIVIR GUIDANCE

      Covered California

      Department of Insurance

      Department of Social Services

      PROVIDER INFORMATION NOTICES FOR LICENSED FACILITIES

      COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION (CCLD)

      ADULT AND SENIOR CARE (ASC) PROGRAM

      CHILDREN'S RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM (CRP)

      HOME CARE SERVICES BUREAU (HCS)

      ALL COUNTY LETTERS (ACLs)

      ALL COUNTY WELFARE DIRECTOR LETTERS

      OTHER

      Department of Managed Health Care

      California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)

      Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

      Telehealth Guidance

      Office of the Governor

      California Legislative Information

      • AB-1494 Medi-Cal: Telehealth: State of Emergency
        - Last year, California passed a bill that removed barriers to Medicaid reimbursement for community health clinics (CHCs) during states of emergency for telephonic services, and when services are provided in the beneficiary’s home.

      Center for Medicare & Medicaid

      Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

      Department of Insurance

      Department of Managed Health Care 

      California Health & Human Services Agency

      California OES

      Labor and Employment Guidance

      Emergency Funding

      California County Directives and Mandates

      As California continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, we have been monitoring county directives and mandates within the state. From stay-at-home and safer-at-home orders to reopening plans, counties continue to issue updated guidance on COVID-19-related restrictions. For a comprehensive list of all 58 California counties, including their COVID-19 resource pages and various orders and reopening plans, please click here.

      City Emergency Orders

      California Government Contacts
       
      Thomas R. McMorrow

      Partner

      Email | Bio

      Richard S. Costigan, III

      Managing Director of State and Government Affairs

      Email | Bio

      Brandon D. Young

      Partner

      Email | Bio

      Delilah L. Clay

      Legislative & Regulatory Advisor

      Email | Bio

      Manatt Health Contacts
       
      Jonah P. B. Frohlich

      Managing Director

      Email | Bio

      Robert S. Rebitzer

      Managing Director

      Email | Bio

      Kier A. Wallis

      Director

      Email | Bio

      Employment and Labor Contacts
       
      Esra A. Hudson

      Partner

      Email | Bio

      Sharon B. Bauman

      Partner

      Email | Bio

      Andrew L. Satenberg

      Partner

      Email | Bio

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