Code Section

Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 107. STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT [127000 - 130070]

  ( Division 107 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )
  

PART 2. HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING [127125 - 127686]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Health Policy Research and Evaluation [127340 - 127360]

  ( Chapter 2 heading added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Hospitals: Community Benefits [127340 - 127360]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 353. )

  
127355.  

The hospital shall include all of the following elements in its community benefits plan:

(a)  Mechanisms to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness including, but not limited to, a method for soliciting the views of the community served by the hospital and identification of community groups and local government officials consulted during the development of the plan.

(b)  Measurable objectives to be achieved within specified timeframes.

(c)  Community benefits categorized into the following framework:

(1)  Medical care services.

(2)  Other benefits for vulnerable populations.

(3)  Other benefits for the broader community.

(4)  Health research, education, and training programs.

(5)  Nonquantifiable benefits.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 353. Effective September 29, 1996.)