The State Department of Health shall establish and administer a program which will make loans available to private nonprofit children’s institutions and private nonprofit homes for the aging which are nonprofit community care facilities for adults under subdivision (a) of Section 1502 of the Health and Safety Code from such funds as may be appropriated by the Legislature to pay the cost of the installation of automatic sprinkler systems or detectors responding to invisible products of combustion other than heat approved by the State Fire Marshal. Any loan pursuant to this section shall bear interest at a rate of 5 percent per annum and shall not be for a term exceeding 30 years.
The State Department of Health shall adopt and enforce such regulations as may be necessary for the reasonable administration of the loan program which it is required by this section to establish and administer.
(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 406.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018