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

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

PART 4. SPECIAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES [101525 - 101881]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

CHAPTER 2. Monterey County Special Health Care Authority [101550 - 101650]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [101550 - 101565]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 3. )

101550.
  

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Monterey may by ordinance or resolution order the formation of the Monterey County Special Health Care Authority under this chapter that shall include all of the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county.

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

101555.
  

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Monterey County Special Health Care Authority Act.

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

101560.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, this article governs the construction of this chapter. As used in this chapter:

(a)  “Authority” means the Monterey County Special Health Care Authority.

(b)  “Board” means the Monterey County Special Health Care Authority Board.

(c)  “County” means the County of Monterey.

(d)  “Health care system” means any system established to arrange for the provision of medical services.

(e)  “Public agency” means the United States, the State of California, any political subdivision, county, municipality, district, or agency of the State of California or of the United States and any department, bureau or commission of the State of California or of the United States.

(f)  “Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, trust, business trust, or the receiver or trustee or conservator for any of the above, but does not include a public agency.

(g)  “The professional advisory board” means that advisory board to the authority’s board composed of nine health and medical care professionals appointed by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, five of whom shall be nominated by the Monterey County Medical Society, with at least one to be a member of the Monterey County Chapter of the American Academy of Family Practice, one of whom shall be nominated by Natividad Medical Center, one of whom shall be nominated by the Monterey County Hospital Administrators’ Association, and two of whom shall be nominated by other organizations in the County of Monterey representing other professional health care providers.

(h)  “The community advisory board” means that advisory board to the authority’s board appointed by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors which is comprised of 15 persons who represent community and consumer interests and who do not directly earn their income from the provision of medical or health services.

(i)  For the purposes of this part, the term “medical services or medical benefits” does not include dental care or dental benefits.

(j)  For the purposes of this part, the term “health care” does not include dental care.

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

101565.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of directors of the authority, members of its community advisory board, members of its professional advisory board, and members of committees of those boards, shall be deemed members of a peer review committee within the meaning of Section 43.7 of the Civil Code.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 303.5. Effective September 29, 1996.)

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