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Section 1538.55. (Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 558, Sec. 3.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1538.55.

(a)The licensee of an Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (ARFPSHN), licensed pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 1567.50), shall report to the department’s Community Care Licensing Division, within the department’s next working day and to the regional center with whom the ARFPSHN contracts, and the State Department of Developmental Services, within 24 hours upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

(1)The death of any client from any cause.

(2)The use of an automated external defibrillator.

(3)Any injury to any client that requires medical treatment.

(4)Any unusual incident that threatens the physical or emotional health or safety of any client.

(5)Any suspected physical or psychological abuse of any client.

(6)Epidemic outbreaks.

(7)Poisonings.

(8)Catastrophes.

(9)Fires or explosions that occur in or on the premises.

(b)The licensee additionally shall submit a written report to the department’s Community Care Licensing Division, the regional center with whom the ARFPSHN contracts, and the State Department of Developmental Services within seven days following any event set forth in subdivision (a), and shall include the following:

(1)Client’s name, age, sex, and date of admission.

(2)The date and nature of event.

(3)The attending physician’s name, findings, and treatment, if any.

(4)The disposition of the case.

(c)The department’s Community Care Licensing Division shall notify the State Department of Developmental Services upon its findings of any deficiencies or of possible actions to exclude, pursuant to Section 1558, any individual from an ARFPSHN.



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