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State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health

AFL 08-48
December 30, 2008

General Acute Care Hospitals and Primary Care Clinics

Site Reporting Requirements for Mobile Health Care Units

AUTHORITY:     Senate Bill (SB) 1213 (Ducheny, Chapter 360, Statutes of 2008)

This letter is being sent to notify you of Senate Bill 1213, which amended Sections 1765.150 and 1765.155 of the Health and Safety Code (HSC), relating to mobile health care units. The following statutory changes take effect January 1, 2009.

Amendment to HSC §1765.150 (e) states: The licensee shall report to the department the location of the site at least 24 hours prior to the operation of a mobile unit at any site for the first time.

Addition of HSC § 1765.150 (f) states: Notification required by subdivision (e) shall be waived when the mobile unit operates at any site for the first time at the request of federal, state, or local authorities for the purposes of responding to state or locally declared emergencies as defined in subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of Section 8558 of the Government Code, federally declared emergencies, and declared public health emergencies as defined in Section 101080 for the duration of the emergency.

Amendment to HSC § 1765.155 (a) states: The licensed parent facility or clinic shall be responsible for obtaining approvals for the site or sites of the mobile unit as required by the local planning, zoning, and fire authorities.

If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact your district office.



Original Signed by Kathleen Billingsley, R.N.

Kathleen Billingsley, R.N.
Deputy Director

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