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AB-550 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: funding.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 9719.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

9719.5.
 (a) (1) The department shall allocate all federal and state funds for local ombudsman programs according to the following distribution, but shall not allocate less than one hundred  one-hundred  thousand dollars ($100,000) per fiscal year. year in any year in which funds are made available for allocation, except for an area where there are fewer than 10 facilities and fewer than 500 beds. 
(2) An allocation to an area where there are fewer than 10 facilities and fewer than 500 beds shall not be less than the base allocation contained in the Budget Act of 1986.
(2) (3)  After the base allocation, remaining funds shall be distributed in accordance with subdivision (b).
(b) (1) Fifty percent of the funds shall be allocated to each local program based on the number of facilities served by the program in proportion to the total number of facilities in the state.
(2) Forty percent of the funds shall be allocated based on the number of beds within the local program’s area of service in proportion to the total number of beds in the state.
(3) Ten percent of the funds shall be allocated based on the total square miles within each local program’s area of service in proportion to the total number of square miles in the state.