Section 1267.9

(a)

The Legislature hereby declares it to be the policy of the state to prevent overconcentrations of intermediate care facilities/development ally disabled habilitative, intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled-nursing, congregate living health facilities, or pediatric day health and respite care facilities, as defined in Section 1760.2, which impair the integrity of residential neighborhoods. Therefore, the director shall deny an application for a new intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled habilitative license, a new intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing license, a congregate living health facility, or a pediatric day health and respite care facility license if the director determines that the location is in such proximity to an existing intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled habilitative, an intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, a congregate living health facility, or a pediatric day health and respite care facility as would result in overconcentration.

(b)

As used in this section, overconcentration means that if a new license is issued, either of the following will occur:

(1)

There will be intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled habilitative, intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled-nursing, residential care facilities, as defined in Section 1502, or pediatric day health and respite care facilities which are separated by a distance of less than 300 feet, as measured from any point upon the outside walls of the structures housing the facilities.

(2)

There will be congregate living health facilities serving persons who are terminally ill, diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, or catastrophically and severely disabled, as defined in Section 1250, which are separated by a distance of less than 1,000 feet, as measured from any point upon the outside walls of the structures housing the facilities.
Based on special local needs and conditions, the director may approve a separation distance of less than 300 feet or 1,000 feet, whichever is applicable, with the approval of the city or county in which the proposed facility will be located.

(c)

At least 45 days prior to approving any application for a new intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled habilitative, a new intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, a congregate living health facility, or a pediatric day health and respite care facility, the director shall notify, in writing, the city or county planning authority in which the facility will be located, of the proposed location of the facility.

(d)

Any city or county may request denial of the license applied for on the basis of overconcentration of intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled habilitative, intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled-nursing, a congregate living health facility, or a pediatric day health and respite care facility.

(e)

Nothing in this section authorizes the director, on the basis of overconcentration, to refuse to renew an intermediate care facility/development ally disabled habilitative license, an intermediate care facility/developmental ly disabled-nursing license, a congregate living health facility license, or a pediatric day health and respite care facility license, or to refuse to grant a license upon a change of ownership of an existing intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled habilitative, intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing, a congregate living health facility, or a pediatric day health and respite care facility where there is no change in the location of the facility.

(f)

Foster family homes and residential care facilities for the elderly shall not be considered in determining overconcentration of intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled-habilitative, intermediate care facilities/developmentally disabled-nursing, residential care facilities, as defined in Section 1502, congregate living health facilities, or pediatric day health and respite care facilities.

Location: https://www.weblaws.org/california/codes/ca_health_and_safety_code_section_1267.9.

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