Chapter 8. The Medical Facility of California Penal Code >> Title 7. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 8.
There is hereby established an institution under the
jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections to be known as the
The Medical Facility shall be located in the northern part of
The primary purpose of the medical facility shall be the
receiving, segregation, confinement, treatment and care of males
under the custody of the Department of Corrections or any agency
thereof who are any of the following:
(a) Mentally disordered.
(b) Developmentally disabled.
(c) Addicted to the use of controlled substances.
(d) Suffering from any other chronic disease or condition.
The Director of Corrections shall construct and equip, in
accordance with law, suitable buildings, structures, and facilities
for the Medical Facility.
The Director of Corrections shall make rules and regulations
for the government of the Medical Facility and the management of its
The Governor, upon the recommendation of the Director of
Corrections, in accordance with Section 6050, shall appoint a warden
for the medical facility. The director shall appoint, subject to
civil service, those other officers and employees as may be
The Director of Corrections may remove a warden at his or her own
discretion at any time.
The supervision, management, and control of the Medical
Facility and the responsibility for the care, custody, treatment,
training, discipline and employment of persons confined therein are
vested in the Director of Corrections. The provisions of Part 3
(commencing with Section 2000) apply to the institution as a prison
under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and to the
persons confined therein insofar as those provisions may be