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Section (Repealed and added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1010, Sec. 9.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1339.9.

(a) The state department may request and maintain employment information for nurse assistants and direct care staff of intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled, other than state-operated intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled that secure criminal record clearances for employees through another method, intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled-habilitative, or intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled-nursing.

(b) Within five working days of receipt of a criminal record or information from the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 1338.5, the state department shall notify the licensee and applicant of any criminal convictions.

(c) The state department shall conduct a feasibility study to assess the additional technology requirements necessary to include previous and current employment information on its registry and to make that information available to potential employers. The state department shall report to the Legislature by July 1, 2000, as to the results of the study.

In order to be eligible for designation as a primary health service hospital, a hospital shall be licensed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1250 and meet one of the following criteria:

(a) Be located outside of a standard metropolitan statistical area, be located at least 15 miles from another licensed acute care hospital, and have 60 or fewer acute care beds.

(b) Be located at least 20 miles from any other licensed acute care hospital and have 60 or fewer acute care beds.

(c) Be the only licensed acute care hospital in the county and have fewer than 100 acute care beds.



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