(a)  For general acute care hospitals, mobile unit services shall not be utilized as a primary source for a basic hospital service, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1250, unless in response to a natural disaster or other emergency situation.

(b)  The mobile services provided in a mobile unit operated by a parent facility shall be licensed to the parent facility, even though it may be operated pursuant to a contract. When a contract of this type exists with a licensed parent facility for the provision of mobile unit services, all of the following shall apply:

Terms Used In California Health and Safety Code 1765.165

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • mobile unit: means a special purpose commercial coach as defined in Section 18012. See California Government Code 11146.3
  • Parent facility: means a health facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2, or a clinic licensed pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2. See California Government Code 11146.3

(1)  Mobile units shall be treated as part of the parent facility for licensure purposes.

(2)  Each parent facility shall document the designated service and staff that have administrative responsibility for the mobile unit.

(3)  The parent facility shall maintain the administrative and professional responsibility for the mobile unit. All liabilities for noncompliance regarding the provisions of services in the mobile unit shall be that of the parent facility.

(4)  Procedures and services to be provided in the mobile unit shall be in accordance with recognized acceptable standards of practice.

(5)  Coordination with the owner of the mobile unit vehicle for availability of the vehicle at the site for required inspections shall be the responsibility of the parent facility.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1020, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)