After consultation with industry, professional, and consumer groups affected thereby, but not later than three months after the effective date of this chapter, the director shall publish proposed regulations setting forth the criteria and, where feasible, the specific acts that constitute class “A” and “B” violations under this chapter. Not later than six months after the effective date of this chapter, the director shall adopt regulations setting forth criteria and, where feasible, specific acts constituting class “A” and “B” violations. The regulations shall be adopted as prescribed in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 11371) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, except that such regulations shall not be adopted as emergency regulations pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 11421 of the Government Code and shall not mandate a quality of care or new procedures which were not required on January 1, 1974, without providing additional reimbursement if the change in quality of care or the new procedures entail substantial new costs.
For purposes of this section, “new costs” shall not include costs which are the direct or indirect consequence of meeting the requirements of the citation system established under this chapter.
(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1057.)
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