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SB-1166 Older adults: health promotion. (2019-2020)

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Senate Bill
No. 1166

Introduced by Senator Nielsen

February 20, 2020

An act to amend Section 104915 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.


SB 1166, as introduced, Nielsen. Older adults: health promotion.
Existing law establishes the State Department of Public Health and sets forth its powers and duties, including, but not limited to, jurisdiction over health promotion and preventive health services for older adults, as defined. Existing law requires the department to maintain a program to promote the availability of medical health care for the aging.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 104915 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

 The department shall maintain a program to promote availability of medical and health care for the aging. The department may contract with public or private organizations for conducting pilot projects designed to determine the most effective and most efficient methods of providing medical and health care services for the aging.
For purposes of this chapter, the term “aging” means persons who are eligible for old age benefits under the Social Security Act. Such The program may include, but is not limited to: to, all of the following:
(a)  Technical and financial assistance to local agencies for pilot projects developing or testing new or innovative systems for assuring the availability of medical and health care for the aging. Pilot projects may include, but are not limited to: to, all of the following:
(1)  Mobile health clinics.
(2)  Mobile health teams.
(3)  Patient transportation systems.
(4)  Patient surveillance and referral systems.
(b)  Studies of the health and medical care of the aging of the state.
(c)  Coordination with similar programs of the federal government, other states, and public or private organizations.
(d)  Development of recommendations for improved systems of medical and health care.
(e)  Collection and summarization of statistics describing needs for and effectiveness of various methods of providing health and medical care.