(a) Within 24 hours of the occurrence of any of the events specified in subdivision (b), the licensee of a skilled nursing facility shall notify the department of the occurrence. This notification may be in written form if it is provided by telephone facsimile or overnight mail, or by telephone with a written confirmation within five calendar days. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision may not be released to the public by the department unless its release is needed to justify an action taken by the department or it otherwise becomes a matter of public record. A violation of this section is a class “B” violation.
(b) All of the following occurrences shall require notification pursuant to this section:
(1) The licensee of a facility receives notice that a judgment lien has been levied against the facility or any of the assets of the facility or the licensee.
(2) A financial institution refuses to honor a check or other instrument issued by the licensee to its employees for a regular payroll.
(3) The supplies, including food items and other perishables, on hand in the facility fall below the minimum specified by any applicable statute or regulation.
(4) The financial resources of the licensee fall below the amount needed to operate the facility for a period of at least 45 days based on the current occupancy of the facility. The determination that financial resources have fallen below the amount needed to operate the facility shall be based upon the current number of occupied beds in the facility multiplied by the current daily Medi-Cal reimbursement rate multiplied by 45 days.
(5) The licensee fails to make timely payment of any premiums required to maintain required insurance policies or bonds in effect, or any tax lien levied by any government agency.
(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 685, Sec. 14. Effective January 1, 2002.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018