Facility Licensing and Investigations Section
Current Blast Faxes
To improve communications within the health care community these notices were sent via a "Blast-Fax" system to pertinent health care institutions.  The institutions included: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Providers Group, Outpatient Surgical Centers, Substance Abuse Facilities, Mental Health Facilities, Residential Care Homes, Home Health Agencies, ICF/MR Facilities and Outpatient Dialysis Units.

2020 Blast Faxes

2020-1 Facility Licensing and Investigations Section Contact Information for ICD facilities

2020-2 DPH HAI Educational Program

2020-3 Abbott Point of Care i-STAT

2020-4 COVID-19 and CMS Directives

2020-5 COVID-19 and CDC Guidance

2020-6 Laboratory Testing for COVID-19

  Long Term Care Map- Members to Update Supplies and Vendors

2020-7 Visiting Restrictions in Nursing Homes

2020-7A Visiting Restrictions in Nursing Homes, excluding State Marshals, Attorneys and Conservators

2020-7B Visitor Restrictions

2020-8 Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths

2020-9 Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Dialysis Facilities

2020-10 Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel

2020-11 Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19 in Hospice Agencies

2020-12 Reducing of eliminating the need for boarding of patients in the hospital ED and Authorization and guidelines for use of alternate space for assessment and treatment of ambulatory patients presenting with COVID-19

2020-13 Potential Resource for COVID-19 Alternative Site Testing (Trailer service)

2020-14 Orders from the Governor and DPH Commissioner 

2020-15 Notice from Chief Medical Officer

2020-15A Information from Chief Medical Examiner

Change to the list of Reportable Laboratory Findings

2020-16 Answers to FAQ from the FDA related to tests for SARS-CoV2

Interim Recommendations for PPE in Home Care

Order from DPH Commissioner Coleman-Mitchell dated 3/23/2020

2020-18 Information on Office of Early Childhood

2020-19 CMS Guidance Regarding Prioritization of Survey Activities

2020-20 Resources for Behavioral Health during an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Covid-19 Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities

2020-21 Recommendations for Deceased in Nursing Homes

2020-22 CMS Guidance for CLIA Labs

2020-23 Registration for FLIS and LTC Ombudsman Meeting

2020-24 Guidance for Use of Isolation Orders, Return-to-work

2020-25 CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Dialysis Facilities

2020-26 CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 EMTALA

2020-27 CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in IICF/IID and PRTFs

2020-28 CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 disease  in Outpatient Settings

2020-29 Updated Guidance for COVID-19

2020-29A All Healthcare Facilities

2020-30 Infection Control Guidance and Containment Webinar

2020-32 Instructions on How to Update COVID-19 data -Ambulatory Surgical Centers

2020-33 Instructions on How to Update COVID-19 data - Nursing Homes  ***DPH is requesting this data to be entered daily by 10:00 AM***

2020-34 Instructions on How to Update COVID-19 data -All Hospitals

2020-35 Instructions on How to Update COVID-19 data -All other facility types

2020-36 CMS Guidance for Processing Attestation Statements from ASC's

Memorandum COVID-19 Data Reporting Portal Closed

2020-37 Covid-19 Data Reporting Portal Closed

2020-38 Webinar Scheduled for April 15, 2020 at 2-3:00 PM

Hospital Discharges to Nursing Home During COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-38A Revised Discharge Criteria Document.

2020-40 Nursing Students Clinical Hours in Nursing Homes and Other Facilities

2020-41 CMS QSO 20-26-NH

2020-42 All Assisted Living Facilities

2020-43 All Nursing Homes

2020-44 Student Health Care Practitioners and Clinical Hours in Facilities

2020-45 COVID-19 Testing

2020-46 Infection Control Training

2020-46A Infection Control Training Sign Up Genius

2020-47 COVID-19 ALSA reporting

2020-49 HHA and Hospice Webinar for 5-1-2020

2020-50 Use of Coveralls and Use of KN95 Respirators

2020-51 LTCF COVID-19 Daily Reporting System

DPH Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell's order dated May 9, 2020

2020-53 Request to Complete Daily Survey on COVID-19

2020-55 Interim Guidance and COVID-19 Cleaning and Protocol

Memorandum change in the COVID-19 reporting Reqirement for Long-Term Care Facilities

2020-56 CMS's Recommendation for Nursing Home Reopening

2020-57 Nurse Students Clinical Rotations

Revised Lab Executive Order from May 14, 2020

2020-58 Survey Monkey

2020-59 Survey Monkey Aggregate Numbers

2020-60 FFR Fit Testing

2020-61 Resident Room Doors

2020-62 Home Health & Hospice Meeting

2020-63 Infection Control Support Nurses

2020-64 Medication Administration Training Program

2020-67 COVID-19 Infection Control Testing Guidance

2020-68 Molecular Transport Media (MTM) Collection Kits

FAQ's on State Testing

COVID-19 Testing, Recommendations for the use of Nucleic Acid Testing

Nursing Home Staff and Resident Testing

2020-71 Nursing Home Staff Testing Care Partner Assignments

2020-72 COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance, and FAQs-NHSN LTCF COVID-19 Module

2020-73 CT Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Daily Reporting System 

2020-74 Guidance for Hospitals for Inpatient Medication Use for Opioid with Management and Opioid Use Disorger Treatment 

2020-75 Assisted Living Services Agency and Staff Testing Tool Kit

2020-75A Assisted Living Services Agency/Managed Residential Community Resident and Staff Testing Tool Kit

2020-76 Testing Algorithms 

2020-77 A Collaborative Approach to Staff Testing

2020-78 PPE Distribution, Region 2 Facilities

2020-79 Recommendations of Management of Health Care Facilities during Hot Weather

2020-80 Survey Monkey and Zoom Training

Revised FDA Letter for Blast Fax 2020-80

2020-81 Thermo Fischer

2020-82 Weather Alert; Heavy Rain, High Winds

2020-84 PODS for Region 2, Region 3

2020-84A PODS for Region 4 and Region 5

2020-84B PODS Status for Region 2 only 

2019 Blast Faxes
2019-1 Weather Alert

2019-2 The MASTSR program (the training program for the Medication Administration Training (MAT) initiative)

2019-3 Certificate of Training in Infection Prevention in the long-Term Care Setting

2019-4 Two training opportunities from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)

2019-4A Attachment to Blast Fax 2019-4

2019-5 E-Licensing System

2019-6  Hospital License Renewal-E-Licensing

2019-7 Increase in Opioid Overdoses

2019-7A Increase in Opioid Overdoses (Press Release from City of Hartford)

2019-7B Increase in Opioid Overdoses (situational awareness)

2019-8 Joint Commission Bulletin

2019-9 Recommendations for Management of Health Facilities during Hot Weather

2019-10 Medication Assisted Treatment in Nursing Homes, Buprenorphine Waiver Training

2019-11 LSP Oxygen Regulator Recall

2019-12 Late Adopters Webinar, Part One

2019-12A  Late Adopters Webinar, Part Two

2019-13  Legionella Updates

2019-14 CDC Webinar on Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

2019-15 Fall Prevention Safety Summit for Skilled Nursing Facilities

2019-15A Attachment for Blast Fax 2019-15

2019-16 Waivers for the Regulations of the Connecticut State Agencies. Sectopm 19a-495-570(m) Service Operations (5) Physical Examinations

2019-17  Medication Assisted Treatment in a Nursing Home

2019-18 List of Reportable Diseases

2019-19 Optional State Assessment (OSA) and Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

2019-19A PDPM Assessments and Grouper Update

2019-20 Labor Negotiations

2019-21 Electronic Deficiency and Violation Letter

2019-22 A Summit on Serious Illness in CT

2019-23 Continuing Education from the CDC

2019-24 LPN Refresher Program

2019-25 CDC Educational Program

2019-26 Nurse Staffing Plan and Incidents of Workplace

 10-01 Registered Nurse Staffing Requirement On Each Shift For General Inpatient Hospice Stay
 10-01a  Registered Nurse Staffing Requirement On Each Shift For General Inpatient Hospice Stay
 10-02 New Electronic Survey Process
 10-03 Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP) for Evacuation and Resources/Assets February 17, 2010: WebEx Training for WebsiteData Entry
 10-03 Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP) for Evacuation and Resources/Assets
 10-03  ASCEND PASRR and Level of Care Contract Implementation

UPDATE: NAME OF COURSE: Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan Regiion 3/Capitol Region: Website Data Entry Training Course ID# 1020767


 10-04 ASCEND PASSR and Level of Care Contract Implementation
 10-04    Home Health Care CAHPS Survey
 10-04a Home Health Care CAHPS Survey
 10-06     Norovirus Infection
 10-07     MDS Oasis System Downtime
 10-07a  MDS Oasis System Downtime
 10-08     Recall Automated peritoneal dialysis (PD) Systems
 10-10a  CTCCC Quarterly Training Conference