§ 71005 - Title 22

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Definition - Acute Psychiatric Hospital.

TITLE 22. CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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§ 71005. Acute Psychiatric Hospital.

(a) Acute psychiatric hospital means a hospital having a duly constituted governing body with overall administrative and professional responsibility and an organized medical staff which provides 24–hour inpatient care for mentally disordered, incompetent or other patients referred to in Division 5 (commencing with section 5000) or Division 6 (commencing with section 6000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, including the following basic services: medical, nursing, rehabilitative, pharmacy and dietary services.

(b) An acute psychiatric hospital shall not include separate buildings which are used exclusively to house personnel or provide activities not related to hospital patients.