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Smokefree Health Care Facilities

A flowchart of applicable laws & regulations in California

Health Care
Tobacco Prevention

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.