An acute care facility is a health facility having a duly constituted
governing body with overall administrative and professional
responsibility, and an organized medical staff that provides 24-hour
inpatient care, including the following basic services: Medical,
nursing, surgical, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, and
Department of Public Health's Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ),
which is responsible for the regulatory oversight of health facilities to
secure safe, effective and quality health care for all Californians.
CHCQ evaluates health care facilities for compliance with state laws
and regulations, and also investigates complaints and ensures health
facilities' compliance with federal laws and regulations.
Complaints about an acute care facility can be made to the California
Department of Public Health, Licensing and Certification Division,
through their website at www.cdph.ca.gov.
All licensed acute care facilities are listed on the Office of Statewide
Health Planning and Development's website, www.oshpd.ca.gov.
This list is updated as of June 30 and December 31 of each year.