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California Regulations for Nursing Homes and Dependent Care

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In the state of California, state and federal law set the standards for regulation of nursing homes. Also, legislation regulates other health care facilities both public and private. So care centers and nursing homes are required to meet regulations established by California and federal laws. Naturally, they must obtain licensing to operate. Should the rules not be followed or standards, the facility or individual might get suspended or revoked. When a failed system or bad actor hurts an elder, abusing them, attorneys get involved.

Licensing and Certification

Most California nursing homes and health care facilities participate in Medi-Cal and Medicare programs. These entities get certified to accept these health insurances. But these care facilities are required to meet state and federal standards and requirements. For example, caregivers have an obligation to be certified by the California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Program.

Also, individual healthcare workers must be state certified. For example, these people include nursing assistants. Other licensees include hemodialysis technicians, nursing home administrators and home health aides. There are two main agencies overseeing and enforcing regulations and laws for nursing homes and healthcare facilities. So these include:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

In California, various types of licenses may get issued to a health care facility for dependent care. Furthermore, the most common of these get released to nursing homes. The issue is called a skilled nursing facility (SNF). This type of license gets obtained by a health care facility. But in exchange, they are required to provide patients with skilled nursing and supportive care. Also, it must be on a long-term basis. So the residents are usually dependent adults. These patients usually are elders or the mentally challenged. Also, the licensees get certified to participate in Medicare and Medi-Cal insurances.

Department of Health & Human Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

7500 Security Boulevard

Baltimore, Md. 21244-1850

Telephone: 800-633-4227


State Resources

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform.

650 Harrison Street, 2nd floor

San Francisco, Cal. 94107



California Department of Public Health

2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 200

Sacramento, Cal. 95815



Southern California County Resources Los Angeles.

Community & Senior Services.

3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 400

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Telephone: 877-477-3646


Orange County

Orange County Office on Aging

California Department of Public Health

2150 Towne Centre Place, Suite 210

Anaheim, CA 92806

Telephone: 800-228-5234

Social Services Agency

P.O. Box 22006

Santa Ana, CA 92702-2006

Telephone: 800-451-5155

Seniors Support Services, Inc.

Elder Abuse Forensic Center
Riverside County

Community & Senior Services

3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 400

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Telephone: 877-477-3646


San Diego County

Aging & Independence Services

9335 Hazard Way, Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92123

Telephone: 800-339-4661



San Bernardino County

Human Services System

686 East Mill Street

San Bernardino, CA 92415-0640

Telephone: 877-565-2020


Santa Barbara County

Department of Social Services

234 Camino Del Remedio

Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1369

Telephone: 805-681-4450



Imperial County

Department of Social Services

2999 South 4th Street

El Centro, CA 92243

Telephone: 760-337-7878


Ventura County

Human Services Agency

Adult & Family Services

2220 Ventura Boulevard

Camarillo, CA 93010

Telephone: 805-654-3200


California Department of Public Health

1889 North Rice Avenue, Suite 200

Oxnard, CA 93030

Telephone: 800-547-8267

Other Health Care Facility Licensing

Also, the other types of health care facility licensing are here. And in California, facilities providing dependent care include:

More Informational Links.

When a loved one requires dependent care, investigating the options is part of the process. Hence, the quality of the facility is essential. So this will ensure reliable quality care. Furthermore, informational websites are important. Most of all, these help us become educated in making this type of decision. Here are a few below.

Free Legal Consultation.

So what do you do when a loved one has suffered harm or a wrongful death? What is if the harm was due to mistreatment or neglect. Was it in a nursing home or dependent health care facility? Because if it was, the chances are you can sue. But you must contact the law firm as soon as possible. Act quickly because the California statute of limitations limits the amount of time to bring a lawsuit.

Also, we offer a free consultation to discuss. Then we will evaluate legal claims to determine your best course of action. Call Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys APLC today. Get a free consultation to learn your legal options from an experienced and reputable attorney. Call toll-free at (888) 400-9721 in Southern California.

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