. . . that every licensed primary care clinic (“PCC”) in California is required to have a board-appointed Administrator?

All licensed PCC’s are required to have an Administrator appointed by the organization’s governing board to oversee the daily activities of the clinic. (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 22, § 75046(a)). Not only that, but every time this position changes over, PCCs have just 5 days to report a new one!

Here are a few more facts about a PCC Administrator that you may not know:

  • The clinic corporate owner’s governing board must appoint a clinic Administrator and approve the Administrator’s job description (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 22, § 75046(b));
  • If someone new steps into this role and is appointed by the board, PCCs must report this information to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) within 5 days (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 22, § 75025(b)) and to the California Board of Pharmacy (BOP) within 30 days; and
  • A clinic technically cannot operate without the board-appointed Administrator onsite. However, an Administrator may appoint a designee to oversee the clinic in their absence (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 22, § 75046(b)). Under current CDPH policy, an Administrator can oversee multiple clinics at one time, provided they are onsite at least some amount of time at each clinic they oversee.

For more information on how and when to report a new Administrator, please visit CDPH’s application guide and BOP’s change of permit application page. For even more help, contact our legal team to learn if there are ways to make these reporting requirements even easier! Please email us at info@djrgarcia.com or by phone (916) 469-9264.