Laws & Regulations

Program Statutes

Statutory authorization for the Department of Health Care Access and Information and its programs is primarily found in Division 107 of the Health and Safety Code, §127000 et seq.

Division 107 is divided into parts that roughly correlate to the Divisions within the Office. Some HCAI Divisions administer more than one program. (Note that specific program statutes may be located in other areas of the Health and Safety Code, or in other Codes.)

  • Healthcare Workforce and Community Development Division programs and Health Professions Education Foundation programs – Part 3, commencing with §127750
  • Information Services Division programs – Part 5, commencing with §128675
  • Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Division – Part 6, commencing with §129000
  • Facilities Development Division – Part 7, commencing with §129675

California Codes, including the Health and Safety Code, can be accessed through the Official California Legislative Information website. Select “California Law” and then “Health and Safety Code”.

Program Regulations

Most HCAI program regulations are found in Division 7 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), commencing with §90001.

Division 7 is divided into chapters – HCAI Divisions may have regulations in more than one chapter.

  • Healthcare Workforce and Community Development Division and Health Professions Education Foundation (Note that specific program regulations may be found in other parts of the CCR)
    • Chapter 6, commencing with §92001
    • Chapters 14 – 17, commencing with §97700.1
  • Information Services Division
    • Chapter 9, commencing with §96040,
    • Chapter 9.5, commencing with §96060,
    • Chapter 10, commencing with §97003
  • Cal-Mortgage Division
    • Chapter 5, commencing with §91401

Facilities Development Division adopts building standards that are found in Title 24.

The California Code of Regulations (except for Title 24) can be accessed through the Office of Administrative Law or directly through the California Code of Regulations.

Newly Adopted, Amended, or Repealed Regulations

Posted pursuant to Government Code Section 11343(c).

See the California Code of Regulations website to view a simple text version of the documents in this section.

Proposed Regulations

The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) is statutorily required to establish and administer the Health Care Payments Data Program (HPD) to collect health care data from health care plans, health insurers, government agencies and others (Health and Safety Code Section 127671.1).  HCAI is required to adopt emergency regulations to implement HPD by December 31, 2021.

Proposed emergency regulations will be submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on Friday, October 29, 2021 and notice of these regulations will be posted for a five (5) day public comment period on the Office of Administrative Law Website. The notice, posted by OAL, will include instructions on how to submit comments. 

Proposed Regulations Text

HPD Data Submission Guide

The proposed regulations and the incorporated Data Submission Guide reference the Common Data Layout (CDL) for All-Payer Claims Databases (APCD-CDL™) – a copy of the APCD-CDL™ can be obtained from the following site: https://www.apcdcouncil.org/common-data-layout