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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 2. LICENSING PROVISIONS [1200 - 1797.8]

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

CHAPTER 3.95. Seniors Nursing Home Disclosure [1599.85 - 1599.89]
  ( Chapter 3.95 added November 8, 1988, by initiative Proposition 105, Sec. 4. )

1599.85.
  

Long-term health care facilities must prominently and clearly display the following notice on all contracts of admission, and all advertisements used to solicit consumers to enter into contracts of admission: “For more information about our facility, you may call the State Ombudsman’s Office at (insert toll-free number).”

(Added November 8, 1988, by initiative Proposition 105. Operative January 1, 1990. Invalidated in 1991 by court decision.)

1599.86.
  

“Contract of admission,” as used in this chapter, includes all documents which a resident or his or her representative must sign at the time of, or as a condition of, admission to a long-term care health facility as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 1326.

(Added November 8, 1988, by initiative Proposition 105. Operative January 1, 1990. Invalidated in 1991 by court decision.)

1599.87.
  

The Department of Health Services (the Department) shall compile a list of approximately twenty  five  % (25%) of the long-term health care facilities with the most serious records of violations of laws or regulations by virtue of proven or admitted Class AA and Class A citations. Those facilities on this list shall include this statement on all contracts of admission, and all advertisements used to solicit consumers to enter into contracts of admission: “This facility’s record of citations is posted at the facility, and a copy may be obtained from the Department of Health Services.”

(Added November 8, 1988, by initiative Proposition 105. Operative January 1, 1990. Invalidated in 1991 by court decision.)

1599.88.
  

The Department shall issue regulations to implement this Chapter, including permitting one disclosure to satisfy the requirements of Section 1599.85 for all advertisements on the same page.

(Added November 8, 1988, by initiative Proposition 105. Operative January 1, 1990. Invalidated in 1991 by court decision.)

1599.89.
  

The remedies for violations of this Chapter are as provided in Government Code Section 12269.

(Added November 8, 1988, by initiative Proposition 105. Operative January 1, 1990. Invalidated in 1991 by court decision.)

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