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Section 1418.7. (Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1226, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1418.7.

(a) Long-term health care facilities, as defined in Section 1418, shall develop and implement policies and procedures designed to reduce theft and loss.

(b) The facility program shall include all of the following:

(1) Establishment and posting of the facility’s theft and loss policies.

(2) Orientation of employees to those policies.

(3) Documentation of theft and loss of property with a value of twenty-five dollars ($25) or more.

(4) Inventory of patient’s personal property upon admission.

(5) Inventory of and surrender of patient’s personal property upon death or discharge.

(6) Regular review of the effectiveness of the policies and procedures.

(7) Marking of patient’s personal property, including dentures and prosthetic and orthopedic devices.

(8) Reports to local law enforcement of stolen property with a value of one hundred dollars ($100) or more.

(9) Methods for securing personal property.

(10) Notification of residents and families of the facility’s policies.

(c) The policies and procedures developed by the facilities pursuant to this section shall be in accordance with Section 1289.4, as added by Assembly Bill 2047 of the 1987–88 Regular Session of the Legislature, if that bill is enacted and becomes effective.

(d) If a facility has shown clear and convincing evidence of its efforts to comply with the requirements of this section, no citation shall be issued as a result of the occasional occurrence of theft and loss in a facility.

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