Posted Jun.20, 2012 in Health Terms
Psychiatric Health Facility is an acute 24-hour facility as defined in California Health and Safety Code 1250.2. It must be:
- Licensed by the California Department of Health Services;
- Qualified to provide short-term inpatient treatment according to state law;
- Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations; and
- Staffed by an organized medical or professional staff which includes a physician as medical director.