Section 1251.3

A health facility licensed as a general acute care hospital, providing alcohol recovery services, may convert its licensure category to an acute psychiatric hospital and it may reclassify all of its general acute care beds to acute psychiatric without first obtaining a certificate of need pursuant to Section 127170 if all of the following conditions are met:

(a)

The health facility notifies, in writing, the State Department and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development on or before September 3, 1982.

(b)

The project would reclassify all of the facilitys general acute care beds to acute psychiatric.

(c)

The total licensed capacity of the facility to be converted does not exceed 31 beds.

Location: https://www.weblaws.org/california/codes/ca_health_and_safety_code_section_1251.3.

Original source: https://­leginfo.­legislature.­ca.­gov/­faces/­codes_displaySection.­xhtml?lawCode=HSC&sectionNum=1251.­3.­ External link icon (last accessed December 5, 2016).