California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 1599.71


No contract of admission shall require the resident to pay for days beyond the date of his or her death or involuntary discharge from the facility, except that a facility may charge the resident for a maximum of three days at the basic daily rate in the event that the resident is voluntarily discharged from the facility less than three days following his or her admission. This section does not affect the provision for a maximum of seven days’ payment under the bedhold regulation as specified in Section 72520 of Title 22 of the California Administrative Code.


No contract of admission shall require advance notice of voluntary discharge from a facility.

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