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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 101. ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH [100100 - 101997]

  ( Division 101 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

PART 3. LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS [101000 - 101490]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

CHAPTER 3. State Aid for Local Health Administration [101175 - 101319]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 3. State Aid [101225 - 101265]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

101225.
  

Provisional approval may be given by the department to a county health department that meets minimum standards as specified in this chapter, Section 100295, and Part 3 (commencing with Section 124300) of Division 106, but that does not serve all cities of less than 50,000 population within the county.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 302.3. Effective September 29, 1996.)

101230.
  

From the appropriation made for the purposes of this article, allocation shall be made to the administrative bodies of qualifying local health jurisdictions described as public health administrative organizations in Section 101185 in the following manner:

(a)  A basic allotment as follows:

To the administrative bodies of local health jurisdictions, a basic allotment of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) per local health jurisdiction or $0.212426630 per capita, whichever is greater, subject to the availability of funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act or some other act.

The population estimates used for the calculation of the per capita allotment shall be based on the Department of Finance’s E-1 Report, “City/County Population Estimates with Annual Percentage Changes” as of January 1 of the previous fiscal year. However, if within a county there are one or more city health jurisdictions, the county shall subtract the population of the city or cities from the county total population for purposes of calculating the per capita total. If the amounts appropriated are insufficient to fully fund the allocations specified in this subdivision, the state department shall prorate and adjust each local health jurisdiction’s allocation using the same percentage that each local health jurisdiction’s allocation represents to the total appropriation under the allocation methodology specified in this subdivision.

(b)  A per capita allotment, determined as follows:

After deducting the amounts allowed for the basic allotment as provided in subdivision (a), the balance of the appropriation, if any, shall be allotted on a per capita basis to the administrative body of each local health jurisdiction in the proportion that the population of that local health jurisdiction bears to the population of all qualified local health jurisdictions of the state.

(c)  Beginning in the 1998–99 fiscal year, funds appropriated for the purposes of this article shall be used to supplement existing levels of the services described in subdivision (d) provided by qualifying participating local health jurisdictions. As part of a county’s or city’s annual realignment trust fund report to the Controller, a participating county or city shall annually certify to the Controller that it has deposited county or city funds equal to or exceeding the amount described in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 17608.10 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. The county or city shall not be required to submit any additional reports or modifications to existing reports to document compliance with this subdivision. Funds shall be disbursed quarterly in advance to local health jurisdictions beginning July 1, 1998. If a county or city does not accept its allocation, any unallocated funds provided under this section shall be redistributed according to subdivision (b) to the participating counties and cities that remain.

(d)  Funds shall be used for the following:

(1)  Communicable disease control activities. Communicable disease control activities shall include, but not be limited to, communicable disease prevention, epidemiologic services, public health laboratory identification, surveillance, immunizations, followup care for sexually transmitted disease and tuberculosis control, and support services. Communicable disease control activities may include:

(A)  Training of local public health, laboratory, environmental, and emergency medical services staff, including first responders, and the local medical community.

(B)  Acquisition of communication and data systems necessary for effective disease tracking.

(C)  Acquisition of protective equipment and other equipment and materials essential for communicable disease control activities.

(2)  Community and public health surveillance activities. These activities shall include, but not be limited to, epidemiological analyses, and investigating, monitoring, and controlling illnesses due to natural or intentional biological, chemical, or other health threats.

(e)  Funds also may be used for activities that increase the capacity of local public health jurisdictions to respond to potential biological and chemical terrorist threats, in the areas of communicable disease surveillance and control, public health laboratories, environmental health, and linkages to emergency medical services agencies.

(f)  Funds shall not be used for medical care services, including jail medical care treatment, except as necessary for purposes of subdivision (d).

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1114, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

101235.
  

The department succeeds to and is vested with the duties, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction heretofore exercised by the State Department of Benefit Payments with respect to the processing, audit, and payment of funds appropriated for the purposes of this article to the administrative bodies of qualifying local health departments.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

101240.
  

The department shall have possession and control of all records, papers, equipment, and supplies held for the benefit or use of the Director of Benefit Payments in the performance of his or her duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction that are vested in the department by Section 101235.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

101245.
  

All officers and employees of the Director of Benefit Payments who are serving in the state civil service, other than as temporary employees, on July 1, 1978, and who are engaged in the performance of a function vested in the department by Section 101235 shall be transferred to the department. The status, positions, and rights of these persons shall not be affected by the transfer and shall be retained by them as officers and employees of the department pursuant to the State Civil Service Act, except for positions exempt from civil service.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

101250.
  

After determining the total amounts available to each area, the department shall notify the governing body of each local health department of that amount, and of the conditions governing its availability.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

101255.
  

No funds appropriated for the purposes of this article shall be allocated to any local health department unless the governing body of the local health department has appropriated an amount equal to at least twice the per capita allotment provided in subdivision (b) of Section 101230 for the same period from local funds for the support of the local health department. These local funds shall be wholly exclusive of any state or federal funds received or receivable. Actual expenditures of local funds, exclusive of state or federal funds received, shall be not less than the proportion of total expenditures.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

101260.
  

No funds appropriated for the purposes of this article shall be allocated to any local health department whose professional and technical personnel and whose organization and program do not meet the minimum standards established by the department.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

101265.
  

The basic and per capita allotments shall be paid quarterly to the administrative body of each qualifying local health department. Each quarterly payment may be adjusted on a basis of the actual expenditures during the previous quarter, if the adjustment is necessary to maintain the minimum proportional relationship of state and local expenditures as outlined in Section 101255. The department shall certify the amounts to be paid to each local health department each quarter to the Controller, who shall thereupon draw the necessary warrants, and the State Treasurer shall pay to the administrative body of each local health department the certified amount. Any payments may be withheld by the department if a local health department fails to continue to meet the minimum standards established, provided that not less than 45 days’ advance notice of intention to withhold payments, and the reasons therefor, shall be given to the governing body of the local health department.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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