(a) (1) The state department shall adopt regulations for the licensure of congregate living health facilities. The regulations shall include minimum standards of adequacy, safety, and sanitation of the physical plant and equipment, minimum standards for staffing with duly qualified personnel, and training of the staff, and minimum standards for providing the services offered.
(2) Regulations for facilities approved to provide services for persons who
may be ventilator dependent shall ensure that residents of these facilities are assured appropriate supportive health services in the most normal, least restrictive physical and rehabilitative environment appropriate to individual resident needs.
(3) Regulations for facilities approved to provide services for persons who are terminally ill, who have a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, who are catastrophically and severely disabled, or any combination of those persons, shall ensure that residents of these facilities receive supportive health services, based on individual resident acuity levels in the most normal, least restrictive physical environment for individual resident needs.
(b) Pending adoption of the regulations pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a), an entity shall be licensed as a congregate living health facility serving persons who are
terminally ill, persons who are catastrophically and severely disabled, persons who are mentally alert but physically disabled, or any combination of these persons, by the state department beginning July 1, 1988, if it meets the requirements identified in subdivision (i) of Section 1250 and in Section 1267.13.