CA Health & Safety Code Section 1765.165


For general acute care hospitals, mobile unit services shall not be utilized as a primary source for a basic hospital service, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1250, unless in response to a natural disaster or other emergency situation.


The mobile services provided in a mobile unit operated by a parent facility shall be licensed to the parent facility, even though it may be operated pursuant to a contract. When a contract of this type exists with a licensed parent facility for the provision of mobile unit services, all of the following shall apply:


Mobile units shall be treated as part of the parent facility for licensure purposes.


Each parent facility shall document the designated service and staff that have administrative responsibility for the mobile unit.


The parent facility shall maintain the administrative and professional responsibility for the mobile unit. All liabilities for noncompliance regarding the provisions of services in the mobile unit shall be that of the parent facility.


Procedures and services to be provided in the mobile unit shall be in accordance with recognized acceptable standards of practice.


Coordination with the owner of the mobile unit vehicle for availability of the vehicle at the site for required inspections shall be the responsibility of the parent facility.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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