California Health and Safety Code
“Abbreviated contract of admission” means a contract which meets the provisions of this chapter, except as otherwise provided, for a resident who is receiving respite care services, as defined in Section 1418.1. The following provisions of this chapter shall not apply to an abbreviated contract of admission: subdivision (b) of Section 1599.65, subdivision (b) of Section 1599.67, Section 1599.69, subdivision (b) of Section 1599.76, and Section 1599.79.
“Contract of admission” includes all documents which a resident or his or her representative must sign at the time of, or as a condition of, admission to a long-term health care facility, as defined in Section 1326.
“Department” means the State Department of Health Services or its designee.