California Health & Safety Code > Health & Saf. Code §1568.23 Medical Foster Home For Veterans is Residential Use of Property
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(a) No person shall operate, establish, manage, conduct, or maintain a medical foster home for veterans in this state without a current valid license, as provided in this chapter.
(b) A license is not transferable. No license issued pursuant to this chapter shall have any property value for sale or exchange purposes, and no person, including any owner, agent, or broker, shall sell or exchange any license for any commercial purpose.
(c) A medical foster home for veterans shall not be licensed to operate a community care facility, as defined in Section 1502, a residential care facility for the elderly, as defined in Section 1569.2, a residential care facility for persons with chronic life-threatening illnesses, as defined in Section 1568.01, or a child day care facility, as defined in Section 1596.750, on the same premises used as the residence of the medical foster home for veterans.
(d) This chapter applies only to community residential care facilities for veterans that have been approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in accordance with Section 17.63 of Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(e) Whether unrelated persons are living together, a medical foster home for veterans shall be considered a residential use of property for the purposes of this chapter. In addition, the veteran residents and licensee of the home shall be considered a family for the purposes of any law or zoning ordinance that relates to the residential use of property pursuant to this chapter.
(f) No conditional use permit, zoning variance, or other zoning clearance shall be required of a medical foster home for veterans that is not required of a family dwelling of the same type in the same zone.