California Health and Safety Code Section 1429
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1429. (a) Each class "AA" and class "A" citation specified in
subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 1424 that is issued, or a copy or
copies thereof, shall be prominently posted for 120 days. The
citation or copy shall be posted in a place or places in plain view
of the patients or residents in the long-term health care facility,
persons visiting those patients or residents, and persons who inquire
about placement in the facility.
(1) The citation shall be posted in at least the following
locations in the facility:
(A) An area accessible and visible to members of the public.
(B) An area used for employee breaks.
(C) An area used by residents for communal functions, such as
dining, resident council meetings, or activities.
(2) The citation, along with a cover sheet, shall be posted on a
white or light-colored sheet of paper, at least 8 1/2 by 11 inches in
size, that includes all of the following information:
(A) The full name of the facility, in a clear and easily readable
font in at least 28-point type.
(B) The full address of the facility, in a clear and easily
readable font in at least 20-point type.
(C) Whether the citation is class "AA" or class "A."
(3) The facility may post the plan of correction.
(4) The facility may post a statement disputing the citation or a
statement showing the appeal status, or both.
(5) The facility may remove and discontinue the posting required
by this section if the citation is withdrawn or dismissed by the
(b) Each class "B" citation specified in subdivision (e) of
Section 1424 that is issued pursuant to this section and that has
become final, or a copy or copies thereof, shall be retained by the
licensee at the facility cited until the violation is corrected to
the satisfaction of the department. Each citation shall be made
promptly available by the licensee for inspection or examination by
any member of the public who so requests. In addition, every licensee
shall post in a place or places in plain view of the patient or
resident in the long-term health care facility, persons visiting
those patients or residents, and persons who inquire about placement
in the facility, a prominent notice informing those persons that
copies of all final uncorrected citations issued by the department to
the facility will be made promptly available by the licensee for
inspection by any person who so requests.
(c) A violation of this section shall constitute a class "B"
violation, and shall be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of
one thousand dollars ($1,000), as provided in subdivision (e) of
Section 1424. Notwithstanding Section 1290, a violation of this
section shall not constitute a crime. Fines imposed pursuant to this
section shall be deposited into the State Health Facilities Citation
Penalties Account, created pursuant to Section 1417.2.
Last modified: February 22, 2013