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§ 72607. Patient Capacity.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies
Chapter 3. Skilled Nursing Facilities
Article 6. Physical Plant (Refs & Annos)
22 CCR § 72607
§ 72607. Patient Capacity.
(a) A facility shall not have more patients or beds set up for use than the number for which it is licensed except in case of emergency when temporary permission may be granted by the Director or designee.
(b) Patients shall not be housed in areas which have not been approved by the Department for patient housing and which have not been given a fire clearance by the State Fire Marshal except as provided in (a) above.
(c) The number of licensed beds shown on a license shall not exceed the number of beds for which the facility meets applicable construction and operational requirements.
(d) In the event that a vacant licensed bed is not available for training purposes, facilities with approved precertification training programs may request approval from the appropriate district office for the designation of a certain bed for clinical practice which would not be included as a bed licensed for the use of patients. The following criteria must be met in order to obtain approval:
(1) The bed is to be designated and utilized for training purposes only.
(2) The bed is to be located in nonpatient sleeping areas, e.g., class -room, examining room, etc. The location of the bed is to be indicated.
(3) The bed shall not be equipped with linen except during staff training hours.
(4) Under no circumstances is a patient to be assigned to the bed designated for training purposes.
(5) The approval of a bed for training purposes only shall be contingent upon the approval of the facility's precertification training program. If the facility discontinues its precertification training program, the approval for use of this bed for training purposes is automatically cancelled.
Note: Authority cited: Section 208(a), Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 437.10(a), Health and Safety Code.
This database is current through 5/6/22 Register 2022, No. 18
22 CCR § 72607, 22 CA ADC § 72607
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