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§ 2576.7. Private Duty Patient Care.

16 CA ADC § 2576.7Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 25. Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners of the State of California (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Psychiatric Technicians
Article 4. Licenses
16 CCR § 2576.7
§ 2576.7. Private Duty Patient Care.
Private duty patient care is care provided to patients with mental disorders or developmental disabilities and may be performed in any setting, including, but not limited to, acute care, long term care, or the patient's home. For purposes of licensure equivalency eligibility, the Board will accept only private duty patient care that has occurred in acute or long term care facilities. Private duty patient care is contracted directly between the psychiatric technician (PT) and patient or entity acting on the patient's behalf. A PT must provide private duty patient care under the direction of a registered nurse who directs nursing care, the patient's physician who directs medical care, or be responsible to the director of the service in which the duties are performed. The director may be a licensed physician and surgeon, psychiatrist, psychologist, rehabilitation therapist, social worker, registered nurse, or other professional personnel. The registered nurse, physician or director of the service must be responsible for direction to the private duty PT regarding the respective nursing and medical procedures. The direction provided must be available at least by telephone.


Note: Authority cited: Section 4504, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 4502, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 5-4-2007; operative 6-3-2007 (Register 2007, No. 18).
This database is current through 4/12/24 Register 2024, No. 15.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2576.7, 16 CA ADC § 2576.7
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