ENSURING ACCESS TO TRANSGENDER SERVICES

California Department of Health Care Services DATE: October 26, 2020 ALL PLAN LETTER 20-018 SUPERSEDES ALL PLAN LETTER 16-013 TO: ALL MEDI-CAL MANAGED CARE HEALTH PLANS SUBJECT: ENSURING ACCESS TO TRANSGENDER SERVICES PURPOSE:The purpose of this All Plan Letter (APL) is to remind Medi-Cal managed care health plans (MCPs) of their obligations to provide transgender services to members.

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State to allow visitors inside nursing homes in most California counties

By Barbara Feder Ostrov, CALmatters, October 26 2020 After months of being unable to have in-person visits amid the pandemic, families across California will now be permitted indoor visits with loved ones in many nursing facilities after new guidance was released by the California Department of Public Health on Friday. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters The pandemic had limited loved ones to window or patio visits – if at all – but new guidance lifts restrictions in those 46 counties with better virus control.

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