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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 4.7. HEALTH CARE FOR INDIGENTS [16900 - 16996.2]

  ( Heading for Part 4.7 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 50, Sec. 10.5. )

CHAPTER 1. General [16900 - 16908.5]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. )

16900.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions set forth in this chapter shall govern the construction of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. Effective October 2, 1989.)

16901.
  

“CMSP county” means a county that has elected to participate in the CMSP pursuant to Section 16809.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 348, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2007.)

16902.
  

“Department” means the State Department of Health Services.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. Effective October 2, 1989.)

16903.
  

“Fund” means the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. Effective October 2, 1989.)

16904.
  

“Hospital services” means services provided by public and private hospitals licensed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. Effective October 2, 1989.)

16905.
  

“MISP county” means a county which administers, either directly or through contracts with selected providers, its own indigent health services program.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1170, Sec. 16. Effective October 14, 1991.)

16905.5.
  

“Obstetric services” means the diagnosis of pregnancy and all other medical services provided by a licensed physician to pregnant women during their pregnancies from the time of conception until 90 days following the end of the month in which the pregnancy ends.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 51, Sec. 22. Effective April 18, 1990.)

16906.
  

“Office” means the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. Effective October 2, 1989.)

16907.5.
  

“Pediatric services” means all medical services rendered by any licensed physician to persons from birth to 21 years of age, and shall include attendance at labor and delivery.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 51, Sec. 23. Effective April 18, 1990.)

16908.
  

“Physician services” means services provided by a licensed physician.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. Effective October 2, 1989.)

16908.5.
  

For purposes of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 16946 and the funds determined by Section 16932, and distributed pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 16946, and the application of paragraph (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 16946 to these funds, all patients which meet the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s definition of charity care as prescribed under subdivision (d) of Section 128740 of the Health and Safety Code qualify for the use of funds under this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 488. Effective September 29, 1996.)

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