California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 1599.652


A person who seeks to be admitted to the same skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility to receive respite care services for which there already exists a prior executed abbreviated contract of admission which was signed by that person, or his or her legal representative or responsible party, in accordance with this chapter shall not be required to execute a new abbreviated contract of admission if the person, or his or her legal representative or responsible party, either prior to or upon admission, signs a written statement prepared by the facility which lists the modifications to the abbreviated contract of admission.
The written statement shall indicate the date upon which the person’s signature was obtained. The written statement shall be kept on file by the facility with the person’s previously signed abbreviated contract of admission.
This section shall not apply to any person who has been declared legally incompetent subsequent to the time he or she signed the abbreviated contract of admission. This section shall not apply to any person when the physician and surgeon of that person has determined that the person is unable to understand and sign the written statement because of his or her medical condition.
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