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Health and Safety Code - HSC


  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 3.3. California Adult Day Health Care Act [1570 - 1596.5]

  ( Heading of Chapter 3.3 renumbered from Chapter 3.2 by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 92. )

ARTICLE 5. Additional Requirements [1585 - 1586.7]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1066. )


No member of the governing board of an adult day health center, nor any member of the immediate family of that board member, may have any direct or indirect interest in any contract for supplying services to the adult day health center.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 7, Sec. 11. Effective May 5, 2003.)


(a)  Any operator of a health facility licensed to provide adult day health care under this chapter shall provide that adult day health care as a separate program as determined by the State Department of Health Services.

(b)  Any operator of a clinic or community care facility licensed to provide adult day health care under this chapter shall provide that adult day health care as an independent program that is located in a separate, freestanding facility or in a distinct part of the clinic or community care facility.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 728, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1999.)


Adult day health care centers shall provide services to each participant pursuant to an individual plan of care designed to maintain or restore each participant’s optimal capacity for self-care.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 151, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1999.)


No adult day health center shall refuse to provide adult day care health services to any person on the basis that service to such person will be reimbursed under the Medi-Cal Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code).

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1066.)


Adult day health care centers may not require family members to attend the center or assist the participant with activities of daily living while at the center.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 105, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2004.)


(a)  Adult day health care centers may not discriminate because of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disabilities. Centers shall accommodate individuals with physical disabilities by ensuring that they have access to bathrooms, hallways, and door entrances, and by providing safe and adequate parking and passenger loading areas. All staff at centers shall be trained and able to interact with participants with physical disabilities.

(b)  Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the program may not admit any participants to the program that, in the clinical judgment of those administering the program, cannot be appropriately cared for by the program.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 105, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)

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