There are no state laws requiring employers to have a dispensary at the worksite or to keep a doctor or nurse on call to treat workplace injuries. However, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act (CA Code Regs. Tit. 8 Sec. 3400), modeled after the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, requires every employer to ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, there is an individual (or individuals) who is adequately trained to administer first aid. Additional information about emergency medical treatment related to first aid is available.
A description of the basic elements of an effective medical treatment program and other information is also available.