Mental Health Licensing and Certification
The Licensing and Certification (L&C) Section of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system to assure compliance with state regulations and statutes related to facility licensure and program certification, in a variety of 24-hour psychiatric and rehabilitation care facilities.
The programs subject to licensure by DHCS are Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRCs) and Psychiatric Health Facilities (PHFs). Those subject to certification of their mental health programs are Community Treatment Facilities, Community Residential Treatment Systems, and Skilled Nursing Facilities with Special Treatment Programs. L&C is also responsible for the approval of 5150 facilities designated by the counties throughout the State of California.
| Main L&C Number
|| (916) 323-1864|
| UOR Report Line
|| (916) 440-5600 |
|| (916) 327-8378|
Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act ( 5150/5585.50) Designated Facilities
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