Section 1743.21. (Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 242, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1743.21.
(a) Every private duty nursing agency for which a license has been issued, except a facility that is certified to participate either in the Medicare program under Title XVIII (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1395 et seq.) of the federal Social Security Act, or the medicaid program under Title XIX (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396 et seq.) of the federal Social Security Act, or both, shall be periodically inspected by a duly authorized representative of the department. Reports of each inspection shall be prepared by the representative conducting it upon forms prepared and furnished by the department and filed with the department. These inspections shall be for the purpose of ensuring that the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the department are being followed. The department is directed to ensure by these inspections that the private duty nursing agency is providing high quality care to its patients in accordance with the orders of the patient’s physician.
(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to require a private duty nursing agency to comply with federal Medicare conditions of participation, if the agency is not serving medicare beneficiaries.