GENERAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS (Continued)
This requirement for on-the-job training or related experience also applies to administrators.
If an individual is only occasionally in the facility to provide a service (e.g., entertainment), a TB clearance is not necessary. However, if individuals supplement staff with regard to regular activity programs, a clearance is required.
The health screening shall be completed and signed by a physician or a medical professional, such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant under the direct supervision of the physician. The physician’s evaluation shall certify that the person’s general health is adequate to carry out required responsibilities. The Health Screening Report-Facility Personnel (LIC 503) is available for this purpose.
Religious facilities which are subject to licensure (See Policy under Section 80007(a)(5)) may be granted a waiver for California Code of Regulations Sections 80065(g), 80066(b), 80069, 80070(b)(7)-(10), and 80075(a), (c), (d), (i) and (j) under the following conditions:
The entire administrative staff are adherents of the particular religion.
All clients admitted to the facility are adherents of the religion.
All nonadministrative staff who are not adherents of the religion, must be
informed in writing by the facility that all staff are covered by the waiver and, therefore, other employees have not been medically cleared against TB or other infectious diseases.
Religious facilities which do not meet the above conditions for a waiver, or any nonreligious facility, may be granted individual exceptions to the above sections for any staff or clients who are adherents of a well-recognized church, relying solely upon prayer or spiritual means of healing. Facilities must present satisfactory evidence to the licensing agency that individuals needing an exception are free from any communicable disease. Such evidence shall be a written statement from a physician or person under his/her supervision.