(a) Notwithstanding Section 1422, the State Department of Public Health shall conduct, when feasible, annual licensing inspections of licensed long-term health care facilities providing special treatment programs for the mentally disordered, concurrently with inspections conducted by the State Department of Health Care Services for the purposes of approving the special treatment program.
(b) The State Department of Public Health survey teams conducting inspections pursuant to this section shall include at least one licensed mental health professional if the inspections are not done concurrently pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) Survey team members shall receive training specific to the mental health treatment needs of mentally disordered residents served in these facilities.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 34, Sec. 15. (SB 1009) Effective June 27, 2012.)
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