CBC 1226.1 specifies the scope of this section to apply to primary care clinics, specialty clinics, and psychology clinics. Primary care clinics are to include free clinics, community clinics, employee clinics, and optometric clinics.
CA Health and Safety Code Section 1200 defines "clinic" as an organized outpatient health facility which provides direct medical, surgical, dental, optometric, or podiatric advice, services, or treatment to patients who remain less than 24 hours, and which may also provide diagnostic or therapeutic services to patients in the home as an incident to care provided at the clinic facility. The typical doctor's office would be an outpatient health facility that provides direct medical advice, services, or treatment.
Depending on the licensing of the facility, 1226.2.1 states that clinics licensed under CA Health and Safety Code Section 1200 that are not covered by CBC 1226 shall meet the applicable requirements of CBC 1224 (CBC 118.104.22.168 provides the same requirements for floor and base surfaces for general construction).