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Intermediate Care Facility Program Types
(ICF/DD, ICF/DD-H, ICF/DD-N*)
Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) are health facilities licensed by the Licensing and Certification Division of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide 24-hour-per-day services. There are three types of ICFs, which all provide services to Californians with developmental disabilities.
- ICF/DD (Developmentally Disabled)
- "Intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled" is a facility that provides 24-hour personal care, habilitation, developmental, and supportive health services to developmentally disabled clients whose primary need is for developmental services and who have a recurring but intermittent need for skilled nursing services.
- ICF/DD-H (Habilitative)
- "Intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-habilitative" is a facility with a capacity of 4 to 15 beds that provides 24-hour personal care, habilitation, developmental, and supportive health services to 15 or fewer developmentally disabled persons who have intermittent recurring needs for nursing services, but have been certified by a physician and surgeon as not requiring availability of continuous skilled nursing care.
- ICF/DD-N (Nursing)
- "Intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-nursing" is a facility with a capacity of 4 to 15 beds that provides 24-hour personal care, developmental services, and nursing supervision for developmentally disabled persons who have intermittent recurring needs for skilled nursing care but have been certified by a physician and surgeon as not requiring continuous skilled nursing care. The facility shall serve medically fragile persons who have developmental disabilities or demonstrate significant developmental delay that may lead to a developmental disability if not treated.
- DD-CNC* (Continuous Nursing Care)
- “The Developmentally disabled-continuous nursing care” program is licensed as an ICF/DD-N. However, the license is suspended while the facility operates under a Home and Community Based Waiver program, which provides 24-hour continuous nursing care for 4-8 medically fragile regional center consumers in a residential setting. DD/CNC development is currently limited by a regional center’s assessed need for this program.
*Source: Health & Safety Code online: www.leginfo.ca.gov
For more information about Intermediate Care Facilities, contact your local regional center or the:California Department of Developmental Services
Community Living Section
1600 9th Street, Room 320 (MS 3-9)
Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 654-1965 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.