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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 3. AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE [11000 - 15771]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 3. State Supplementary Program for Aged, Blind and Disabled [12000 - 12351]

  ( Chapter 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1216. )

ARTICLE 8. Relatives’ Responsibility [12350 - 12351]
  ( Article 8 repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1136. )

12350.
  

No relative shall be held legally liable to support or to contribute to the support of any applicant for or recipient of aid under this chapter. No relative shall be held liable to defray in whole or in part the cost of any medical care or hospital care or other service rendered to the recipient pursuant to any provision of this code if he is an applicant for or a recipient of aid under this chapter at the time such medical care or hospital care or other service is rendered.

Notwithstanding Sections 3910, 4400, and 4401 of the Family Code, or Section 270c of the Penal Code, or any other provision of this code, no demand shall be made upon any relative to support or contribute toward the support of any applicant for or recipient of aid under this chapter. No county or city and county or officer or employee thereof shall threaten any such relative with any legal action against him by or in behalf of the county or city and county or with any penalty whatsoever.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 163, Sec. 153. Effective January 1, 1993. Operative January 1, 1994, by Sec. 161 of Ch. 163.)

12351.
  

In order to conserve state enforcement funds and because of hardships under past law on the operative date of this act there is hereby released, rescinded, canceled, and otherwise nullified in whole, any sums due or owing and which yet remain unpaid from a responsible relative under Article 3 (commencing with Section 12100) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 9 of this code as in effect prior to January 1, 1974, to the state and counties; provided that such responsible relative begins and continues until January 1, 1976, to perform in compliance with the provisions of Article 8 (commencing with Section 12350) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 9 of this code as in effect from January 1, 1974, to January 1, 1976, inclusive.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to give to any responsible relative any right whatever to recover from an applicant, recipient, or county or the state any sum already actually and properly paid by the responsible relative prior to January 1, 1974.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 504.)

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