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AB-1119 Health facility licensing compliance: delegation to local health departments.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1119


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Mansoor

February 18, 2011


An act to amend Section 1257 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1119, as introduced, Mansoor. Health facility licensing compliance: delegation to local health departments.
Existing law establishes the State Department of Public Health and sets forth its powers and duties, including, but not limited to, administration of laws relating to the licensing and regulation of health facilities, as defined. Existing law authorizes the department to delegate enforcement authority to local health departments and to provide local health departments with payment for these services.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1257 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1257.
 The state department may delegate to local health departments the authority to verify compliance with the licensing and approval provisions of this chapter, to provide consultation, and to recommend disciplinary action by the department against those licensed or approved under the provisions of this chapter. In exercising the authority so delegated, the local health department shall conform to the requirements of this chapter and to the rules and regulations of the state department. Payment to the local health departments for services performed pursuant to this section shall be in accordance with a budget submitted by the local health department and approved by the state department. Such These expenditures shall not exceed amounts appropriated by the Legislature for the purpose of such inspection and enforcement.