California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 1599.70


No contract of admission may require a security deposit from a Medi-Cal beneficiary who applies for admission to the facility as a Medi-Cal patient.


Any security deposit from a person paying privately upon admission shall be returned within 14 days of the private account being closed, or first Medi-Cal payment, whichever is later, and with no deduction for administration or handling charges.

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