CA Health & Safety Code Section 1782


An applicant shall not begin construction on any phase of a continuing care retirement community without first obtaining a written acknowledgment from the department that all of the following prerequisites have been met:


A completed application has been submitted to the department.


A permit to accept deposits has been issued to the applicant or, in the case of continuing care retirement community renovation projects, the department has issued a written approval of the applicant’s application.


For new continuing care retirement communities, or construction projects adding new units to an existing continuing care retirement community, deposits equal to at least 10 percent of each depositor’s applicable entrance fee have been placed into escrow for each phase for at least 50 percent of the number of residential living units to be constructed.


Applicants shall notify depositors in writing when construction is commenced.


For purposes of this chapter only, construction shall not include site preparation, demolition, or the construction of model units.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 1782’s source at ca​.gov