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

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

ARTICLE 9. Capital Outlay [16994- 16994.]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1331, Sec. 9. )

16994.
  

(a) (1) Ninety percent of the amount appropriated for the purposes of this article shall be allocated to MISP counties according to the percentages specified in this chapter.

(2) The remaining 10 percent shall be allocated to CMSP counties, according to the following procedures:

(A) Calculate the sum of uncompensated care costs for all hospitals in each CMSP county.

(B) Divide the sum of subparagraph (A) by the sum of uncompensated care costs for all hospitals within all CMSP counties.

(C) Multiply the quotient derived from the application of subparagraph (B) by the total amount appropriated pursuant to paragraph (2) for the purposes of this article.

(b) Funding utilized under this section shall be for capital expenditure and equipment acquisition purposes associated with the direct delivery of patient care. In addition, each county may utilize up to two million dollars ($2,000,000) or 25 percent of its allocation under this section, whichever is greater, on a one-time basis only in the 1989–90 fiscal year to restore county special fund balances to their July 1, 1988, levels. Funds from this section may be allocated for this purpose only in circumstances where the county board of supervisors transferred moneys from those special funds to the county general fund or from the county general fund to health facilities enterprise funds in order to support indigent health care services in the 1988–89 fiscal year. All capital outlay moneys under this section utilized to restore county special fund or general fund balances shall be appropriated for capital expenditures and equipment acquisition associated with the direct delivery of patient care in the 1990–91 fiscal year.

(c) Except as provided in subdivision (b), no less than 67 percent of the moneys a county receives under this section shall be allocated to county acute care hospitals, University of California hospitals, or any private hospital licensed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, which operates an emergency room or a burn unit or outpatient clinic. The moneys may be expended for facility repair, renovation, remodeling, expansion, or acquisition or equipment needs.

(d) Except as provided in subdivision (b), up to 33 percent of the moneys a county receives under this section may be expended for capital improvement and equipment needs for outpatient clinics, or mental health facilities, or public health clinics or licensed community and free clinics or clinics operated by tribes or tribal organizations.

(e) Noncounty hospitals shall utilize funds received under this section only for capital expenditures related to emergency room, burn unit, and outpatient clinics.

(f) County hospitals may utilize funds received under this section for expenditures related to inpatient, outpatient, emergency room, or burn unit services.

(g) Funds utilized from this section shall be for capital expenditure purposes associated with the direct treatment of patients.

(h) Each county receiving moneys under this section shall submit a plan for the use of these moneys to the department for review and approval prior to making any commitment for the expenditure of such funds. Any subsequent revision to the county’s capital improvements plan shall also be submitted for review and approval. The department’s approval authority shall be limited to a determination of whether the county’s plan conforms to statutory provisions as contained in this section and part. The department may establish necessary procedures and forms for the submission, review, and approval of county plans and reports.

(i) (1) Counties receiving moneys pursuant to this section shall deposit them in a separate capital outlay fund, established solely for this purpose, before transferring or expending them.

(2) Interest earnings on the fund established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall accrue to the benefit of that capital outlay fund, and shall be expended for uses authorized by this section.

(3) County costs of administering the fund established pursuant to this section shall be reimbursed from that fund.

(j) The expenditure of moneys authorized by this section may be made without regard to fiscal year provided that moneys authorized by this section shall be available for encumbrance for three fiscal years and for expenditure for five fiscal years, including the 1989–90 fiscal year. At the end of five years any moneys which have not been expended shall be recouped by the department.

(k) Counties shall submit an annual report, in accordance with guidelines provided by the department, detailing the use and actual expenditure of moneys received pursuant to this section. The department shall recoup the amount of any county expenditure which does not conform to the provisions of this section.

(l) Payment of moneys under this section shall be made as follows:

(1) Half of the county’s allocation shall be paid upon the department’s approval of the county plan specified in subdivision (h).

(2) The remaining half of the county’s allocation shall be paid upon execution of a capital outlay standard agreement, between the county board of supervisors and the department.

(m) For the purposes of this section, “capital expenditures” means expenditures for fixed assets, major movable equipment, fixtures, structures, emergency communications systems necessary to perform the duties of a base station hospital or base hospital physician, as defined in Sections 1797.58 and 1797.59 of the Health and Safety Code, and improvements as defined for counties in “Accounting Standards and Procedures for Counties” issued by the Office of the Controller, Division of Local Government, Fiscal Affairs and for other providers as defined by generally accepted standards of accounting practices.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 51, Sec. 49. Effective April 18, 1990.)

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