Notice from Medical Board of California: New Notice to Patients Required Effective January 1, 2023

Recently approved regulations amended Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations section 1355.4 to require physicians licensed by the Medical Board of California (Board) to provide a notice to their patients about the role of the Board.

Beginning, January 1, 2023, all physicians licensed by the Board must provide notice to each patient that the physician is licensed and regulated by the Board, and the license can be checked and complaints against the licensee can be made through the Board’s website or by contacting the Board.

The notice shall include a quick response (QR) code that leads to the Board’s Notice to Consumer webpage at , and shall contain the following statement and information:

Comment Period is Open: 2022 AGS Beers Criteria®

The public comment period for reviewing the draft updated 2022 AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults is now open. Last updated in 2019, the opportunity for comments ends December 9, 2022. To read the full document, please click here to be directed to the document, and post your comments here

New Requirement to Submit Immunization Data to a California Registry

There is a new law that goes live January 1, 2023 that will require reporting all vaccinations provided by any provider to the state vaccine registry, CAIR2. Providers will need to join CAIR to become a reporter.  Prior to this date, reporting was only mandatory for the acute hospital and community pharmacies.  This reporting doesn't link with the NHSN (National Healthcare Safety Network) mandatory reporting for immunizations, so this requirement is in addition to that requirement.  For more information, see the CAIR2 website:   California Immunization Registry

CALTCM Book Club

The Wellness Committee invites you to participate in the CALTCM Book Club.  

What is a Book Club?

Book clubs provide an opportunity for readers to share information and the pleasure of reading. The main purpose of establishing book clubs is to encourage people to read and share information. One of the most critical steps in establishing a book club is identifying people who are already passionate readers. If you like to read, we want you to join us.

2022 Call for Posters
by Jennifer Birdsall, Ph.D., ABPP and Dominic Lim, MPH
Interim Co-Chairs, CALTCM Education Committee

Submit your poster abstract for the 2022 CALTCM Summit for Excellence Now!

It is not too late to submit your poster presentation abstract for the CALTCM’s 2022 Summit for Excellence.  The deadline is June 22, plenty of time to prepare your submission!  The initial abstract is very brief (no more than 250 words) and your final poster data and development are not due until this year’s conference in October.  CALTCM also offers support and has quality mentors available to assist you with your topic selection, writing/reviewing your abstract, and helping to create the poster.  (And did we mention the top three posters are awarded prizes at the summit?!). 

The range of appropriate poster content is vast, and we encourage you to consider submitting a poster on either your qualitative or quantitative research, quality improvement projects and endeavors, clinical vignettes (case studies), or grassroots/new approaches to addressing challenges in long-term care.

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