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AB-604 Clinics: noncompliance: plan of correction.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/14/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 604


Introduced by Assembly Member Mullin

February 14, 2019


An act to amend Section 1229 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to clinics.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 604, as introduced, Mullin. Clinics: noncompliance: plan of correction.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of clinics, as defined, by the State Department of Public Health. Existing law requires the department to notify any clinic of all deficiencies in its compliance with those provisions, and would require the clinic to agree with the department upon a plan of correction that would give the clinic a reasonable time to correct those deficiencies, as specified.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1229 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1229.
 (a) The state department shall notify any clinic of all deficiencies in its compliance with the provisions of this chapter or the rules and regulations adopted hereunder, which are discovered or confirmed by inspection, and the clinic shall agree with the state department upon a plan of correction which that shall give the clinic a reasonable time to correct such those deficiencies. During such allotted time,
(b) During the allotted time described in subdivision (a), a list of deficiencies and the plan of correction shall be conspicuously posted in a clinic location accessible to public view. If
(c) If at the end of the allotted time, as provided in the plan of correction, the clinic has failed to correct the deficiencies, the state department shall assess the licensee a civil penalty not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) per day, until the state department finds the clinic in compliance. In such case, the state those cases, the department may also initiate action against the clinic to revoke or suspend the license. Nothing in this chapter shall
(d) This chapter shall not be deemed to prohibit a clinic which that is unable to correct the deficiencies, as specified in a plan of corrections, for reasons beyond its control from voluntarily surrendering its license pursuant to Section 1245 prior to the assessment of any civil penalty or the initiation of any revocation or suspension proceeding.