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Patient Fund / Residential Care Facility Bond

Patient Fund / Residential Care Facility Bond

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Who Requires the Patient Fund / Residential Care Facility Bond and Why Is It Needed?

The State of California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing requires a surety bond from most facilities where the licensee handles a minimium amount of client/resident funds. Those who are typically subject to the bond requirement include adult residential, adult day programs, social rehabilitation facilities, foster family homes, foster family agencies, group home, small family home, residential care facilities for persons with chronic, life-threatening illnesses, or residential care facilities for the elderly. The bond protects those who may be damaged by unethical handling or mismanagement of client funds by the licensee facility.

How Much Will My Surety Bond Cost?

Take 2 minutes to provide the basic information required to get the best rates for your California Patient Fund / Residential Care Facility Bond. The quote request is free and there is no obligation to you. If you prefer, please call 1‐800‐608‐9950 to speak with one of our friendly bond experts. We can help guide you through the bonding process and identify the lowest cost in the market for your situation.

If you are interested in spreading out the cost of your bond over time, we can offer convenient financing plans for many types of surety bonds. More information will be provided with your quote.

What Does the Bond Protect Against?

This surety bond obligation is required of those licensed by the California Department of Public Health. The licensee shall maintain or conduct a health facility pursuant to Chapter 2, Division 2, of the Health and Safety Code of the State of California in accordance with the terms of Section 1318. The Principal is required to file with the California Department of Public Health, Licensing and Certification, the bond for benefit of the State of California. The bond ensures that the Principal shall faithfully and honestly handle money of patients in its care. Any patient injured as a result of any improper or unlawful handling of the money of a patient of a health facility may bring an action in a proper court on the bond. This bond may be canceled by the Surety in accordance with the provisions of Section 996.310 et seq. of the Code of Civil Procedure. 

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