As of the writing of this article in the second quarter of 2020, the answer to that question is: no. The RCFE License has not changed, but we can expect some of the requirements in the future will. Why you ask? Well, it is simple really. If you will recall the big MRSA scare, as this superbug changed the landscape of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly by adding many additional mandates for bacteria control, the State of California did institute many new guidelines.
So, you can expect as authorities get a handle on the CoronaVirus and figure out how best to safeguard our elderly seniors living in residential care facilities, that there will be even more rules and regulations. And, these regulations will be expected to be known by Residential Care Facility personnel, nurses, administrators, and that each facility will have to have a plan specific to the outbreak of any future pandemic virus or disease.
How soon will these new requirements come forth? We cannot s