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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 5. California Healthcare for Indigents Program [16940 - 16995.1]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. )

ARTICLE 1. General [16940 - 16942]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. )

16940.
  

(a) The department shall, each fiscal year, determine the percentage of moneys appropriated for the purposes of this chapter. For the 1989–90 fiscal year, these percentages shall be 59.5 percent from the Hospital Services Account, 12.2 percent from the Physician Services Account, and 28.3 percent from the Unallocated Account. These percentages shall be applied as specified in this chapter.

(b) (1) There is, in the County Health Services Fund, the California Health Care for the Indigent Program Account.

(2) For purposes of this chapter, “CHIP Account” means the account created by this section.

(3) The following amounts shall be deposited in the CHIP Account:

(A) Moneys appropriated for the purpose of this chapter.

(B) Any moneys appropriated by the Legislature to the CHIP Account.

(c) Moneys deposited in the CHIP Account shall be administered on an accrual basis and notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as provided in this chapter, shall not be transferred to any other fund or account except for purposes of investment as provided in Article 4 (commencing with Section 16470) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

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

16941.
  

(a) The amount appropriated and available for the purposes of this chapter shall be allocated to each MISP county in accordance with the ratios established in subdivision (b).

(b) Allocations shall be made to each county by multiplying the amount appropriated for the purposes of this chapter by each percentage listed below:

County

CHIP Allocation

Alameda

4.7427%

Contra Costa

1.8032%

Fresno

2.6855%

Kern

1.7083%

Lake

0.1826%

Los Angeles

43.8057% 

Mendocino

0.2664%

Merced

0.7244%

Monterey

1.2937%

Orange

5.1382%

Placer

0.3697%

Riverside

3.1828%

Sacramento

3.2922%

San Bernardino

3.7972%

San Diego

5.9971%

San Francisco

5.3898%

San Joaquin

1.7413%

San Luis Obispo

0.8096%

San Mateo

1.4582%

Santa Barbara

0.7918%

Santa Clara

5.2450%

Santa Cruz

0.7709%

Stanislaus

1.2793%

Tulare

1.3768%

Ventura

1.5472%

Yolo

0.6004%

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

16941.1.
  

For the 1991–92 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, any county that elects to participate in the County Medical Services Program pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 16809 shall have the amounts allocated to that county pursuant to this chapter transferred as follows:

(a) Of the moneys allocated from the Hospital Services Account pursuant to Section 16943, seven-seventeenths of the transferable amount shall be transferred to the Rural Health Services Account for hospital services governed by Section 16932. The remainder of this amount shall be transferred to the County Medical Services Program Account and shall be utilized for the purposes specified in Section 16809.5.

(b) Of the moneys allocated from the Physician Services Account pursuant to Section 16950, seven-seventeenths of the transferable amount shall be transferred to the Rural Health Services Account for physician services governed by Section 16933. The remainder of this amount shall be transferred to the County Medical Services Program Account and shall be utilized for the purposes specified in Section 16809.5.

(c) Of the moneys allocated from the Unallocated Account governed by Section 16960, seven-seventeenths of the transferable amount shall be transferred to the Rural Health Services Account for other health services governed by the provisions of Section 16933. The remainder of this amount shall be transferred to the County Medical Services Program Account and shall be utilized for the purposes specified in Section 16809.5.

(d) Funds transferred pursuant to this section shall be subject to all applicable statutes.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 195, Sec. 41. Effective July 12, 1994.)

16942.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that funds appropriated for the purposes of this chapter be administered, to the extent possible, in the same manner and according to same conditions and requirements as funds accounted for pursuant to Part 4.6 (commencing with Section 16800.5). The requirements of Sections 16804.1 and 16818 apply to services supported by funds appropriated for the purposes of this chapter.

(b) Except as specifically provided in this chapter, the authority of each county established pursuant to Section 16817 shall remain unaffected.

(c) Services, associated costs, and socio-demographic characteristics of persons served by each county under Section 17000 and supported in whole or in part by funds appropriated pursuant to this chapter shall be incorporated into the information required pursuant to Section 16915.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 195, Sec. 42. Effective July 12, 1994.)

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