Smokefree Health Care Facilities
A flowchart of applicable laws & regulations in California
The laws and regulations applying to long term health care facilities in California are complex, particularly the laws about smoking.
Some facilities are actually required to provide a patient smoking area, while other facilities may already be required by law to be smokefree.
If a long term care facility is interested in implementing a smokefree policy, this flowchart will help you figure out what laws and regulations apply and how the facility may proceed.