According to Title 22, §87101(a)(6) an "ambulatory person" ". . . means a person who is capable of demonstrating the mental competence and physical ability to leave a building without assistance of any other person or without the use of any mechanical aid in case of an emergency."
Facility licenses reflect the number of ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents a facility is authorized to serve at any one time. Additionally, some facilities may have rooms that only ambulatory residents may occupy, pursuant to the facility's Fire Marshal Clearance.