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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 7. Basic Health Care [14000 - 14199.60]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 4. )

ARTICLE 4.2. Reinvestment of Savings [14138.5 - 14139]
  ( Article 4.2 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1110, Sec. 3. )

14138.5.
  

The State Department of Health Services shall report to the Legislature on a biennial basis on all of the following data with respect to the child health and disability prevention program provided for pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 124025) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code:

(a) The number of children, by age and by county, enrolled in each plan contracting with the department or with the California Medical Assistance Commission.

(b) The improved reporting capabilities of the new contract for the Management Information System/Decision Support System (MIS/DSS), with specific emphasis on how it can be used to gather data from the PM 160 forms that are useful for analytical purposes.

(c) Information on what actions are being taken to ensure compliance with Child Health and Disability Prevention Program examination requirements.

(d) The statewide percentage of all children enrolled in managed care plans, by age, who received a comprehensive Child Health and Disability Prevention Program examination, and the percentage of all children enrolled who received a comprehensive Child Health and Disability Prevention Program examination, by county and by plan.

(e) The number of children in each plan, by age, who are current on periodicity health assessments, with appropriate documentation. If the capability to report this information does not exist, a timeline of when the information will be available and the barriers that exist to reporting the information.

(f) The number of children in each plan, by county and by age, who were referred for followup diagnosis or treatment following a Child Health and Disability Prevention Program comprehensive examination.

(g) The number of children in each plan, by county and by age, who received needed diagnosis and treatment as a result of a Child Health and Disability Prevention Program examination. If the capability to report this information does not exist, a timeline of when it will be available and the barriers that exist to reporting this information.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 255. Effective October 12, 2001.)

14139.
  

(a) The department shall expend, upon appropriation, any savings accrued from the establishment and implementation of a bulk purchase vaccine program to increase the participation of physicians and surgeons, public and community-based health clinics, and health care facilities as immunization providers under the Medi-Cal program and under the child health and disability prevention programs established pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 124025) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code and to increase access to, and the quality of, immunization services for publicly insured and uninsured children, and to provide funding to counties to assist in the administration of local immunization programs. These funds shall supplement, not supplant, existing state and local funds.

(b) The department shall implement subdivision (a) at the earliest possible time after a bulk purchase program for child vaccines is implemented and savings from that program are realized.

(c) The department is encouraged to enlist the help of state and local medical, nursing, and other appropriate associations and societies to enhance private provider outreach programs, that shall include, but not be limited to, components emphasizing the purposes of the public vaccine program and discouraging the practice of sending Medi-Cal and child health and disability prevention program eligible children into county and other public clinics for immunizations.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 479. Effective September 29, 1996.)

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