2019 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
CHAPTER 6 - Development and Support of Community Facilities and Programs
ARTICLE 3.5 - Adult Residential Facilities for Persons with Special Health Care Needs
Section 4684.63.


(a) Each ARFPSHN shall do all of the following:

(1) Meet the minimum requirements for a Residential Facility Service Level 4-i pursuant to Sections 56004 and 56013 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, and ensure that all of the following conditions are met:

(A) That a licensed registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, or licensed psychiatric technician, is awake and on duty 24-hours per day, seven days per week.

(B) That a licensed registered nurse is awake and on duty at least eight hours per person, per week.

(C) That at least two staff on the premises are awake and on duty when providing care to four or more consumers.

(2) Ensure the consumer remains under the care of a physician at all times and is examined by the primary care physician at least once every 60 days, or more often if required by the consumer’s individual health care plan.

(3) Ensure that an administrator is on duty at least 20 hours per week to ensure the effective operation of the ARFPSHN.

(4) Ensure that the administrator completes the 35-hour administrator certification program pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 1562.3 of the Health and Safety Code without exception, has at least one year of administrative and supervisory experience in a licensed residential program for persons with developmental disabilities, and is one or more of the following:

(A) A licensed registered nurse.

(B) A licensed nursing home administrator.

(C) A licensed psychiatric technician with at least five years of experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

(D) An individual with a bachelors degree or more advanced degree in the health or human services field and two years experience working in a licensed residential program for persons with developmental disabilities and special health care needs.

(b) The regional center shall require an ARFPSHN to provide additional professional, administrative, or supportive personnel whenever the regional center determines, in consultation with the individual health care plan team, that additional personnel are needed to provide for the health and safety of consumers.

(c) An ARFPSHN shall ensure that all direct care personnel complete the training requirements specified in Section 4695.2.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 717, Sec. 130. (SB 853) Effective October 19, 2010.)

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