Article 3. Enforcement of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 8.5. >> Article 3.

(a) A licensed hospice, at the state department's option, may periodically be inspected by a duly authorized representative of the state department. Reports of each inspection shall be prepared by the representative who conducted the inspection, upon forms prepared and furnished by the state department, and filed with the state department. The inspection shall be for the purpose of ensuring that this chapter and the rules and regulations adopted under this chapter are being followed.
  (b) Any officer, employee, or agent of the state department, who has been assigned the responsibility of enforcing this chapter, may enter and inspect any building or premises where hospice care is being provided, as well as any form, record, or file of a licensee at any reasonable time to assure compliance with, or to prevent the violation of, any provision of this chapter.
(a) The state department shall adopt, amend, or repeal, in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, reasonable rules and regulations as may be necessary or proper to carry out the purposes and intent of this chapter and to enable the state department to exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred upon it by this chapter. The state department shall adopt any regulation needed to commence the licensing of hospices pursuant to this chapter on or before June 30, 1992. The department shall consult with licensed hospices, small and rural hospices, and volunteer hospice providers in developing regulations pursuant to this chapter.
  (b) The state department shall adopt rules and regulations regarding the purchase, storage, furnishing, and transportation of legend devices for a patient of a hospice. As used in this subdivision, "legend devices" means any device that bears the label "Caution: federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a ____" or words of similar meaning.
(a) Any licensee may, with the approval of the state department, surrender his or her license for suspension or cancellation by the state department.
  (b) Any license suspended or canceled pursuant to this section may be reinstated by the state department upon receipt of an application showing compliance with this chapter.
(a) The state department may deny any application for licensure, or suspend or revoke any license issued, under this chapter upon any of the following grounds:
  (1) Violation by the applicant or licensee of this chapter or any rules and regulations promulgated by the state department under this chapter.
  (2) Any felony conviction of the applicant or licensee for the violation of any law of this state.
  (3) Any conviction of the applicant or licensee for aiding, abetting, or permitting the commission of any act that is a felony in this state.
  (4) The applicant's or licensee's misrepresentation of a material fact in the application for a license under this chapter.
  (b) Proceedings for the denial, suspension, or revocation of licenses under this chapter shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. In the case of a conflict between this chapter and Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) shall control.
(a) The suspension, expiration, or forfeiture by operation of law of a license issued by the state department under this chapter, the suspension or cancellation of a license by order of the state department or by order of a court of law, or the surrender of a license without the written consent of the state department shall not deprive the state department of its authority to institute or continue any disciplinary proceeding against the licensee pursuant to this chapter.
  (b) Any license revoked pursuant to this chapter may be reinstated pursuant to Section 11522 of the Government Code.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated under this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500), by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 180 days, or by both the fine and imprisonment.
The director may bring an action to enjoin the violation or threatened violation of Section 1748 in the superior court in and for the county in which the violation occurred or is about to occur. Any proceeding under this section shall conform to the requirements of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 525) of Title 7 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure, except that the director shall not be required to allege facts necessary to show or tending to show the lack of an adequate remedy at law or to allege facts necessary to show or tending to show irreparable damage or loss.
The district attorney of every county shall, upon application by the state department or its authorized representative, institute and conduct the prosecution within his or her county of any action for violation of this chapter.