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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 106. PERSONAL HEALTH CARE (INCLUDING MATERNAL, CHILD, AND ADOLESCENT) [123100 - 125850]

  ( Division 106 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )

PART 4. PRIMARY HEALTH CARE [124400 - 124945]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )

CHAPTER 2. Primary Clinic Revolving Fund [124475 - 124525]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [124475 - 124485]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )

124475.
  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)  Clinics are valuable partners in the state’s efforts to improve access to health services.

(b)  Clinics have an established record of providing quality health services to medically uninsured persons at a reasonable cost.

(c)  Clinics are experienced in serving the culturally diverse populations of this state and have developed comprehensive health services packages that meet special population needs.

(d)  Clinics are major partners with all levels of government as contractors and grantees in programs that serve the poor, low income, minorities, and other target populations with special needs in both urban and rural areas of California.

(e)  The state’s grant and contract approval process are so complicated and time consuming that clinics are faced annually with severe cash-flow problems.

(f)  The length of time required for the state to process and execute payment of claims submitted by clinics, creates severe cash-flow problems for the clinics.

(g)  Clinics often have no choice but to borrow funds to cover operations pending receipt of state funds and the resulting interest payments reduce the amount of funds available for direct services to the needy population.

(h)  Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature that preliminary advance payment authority be established for the department in order to alleviate clinics’ cash-flow problems to the extent possible.

(i)  It is the intent of the Legislature that a clinic revolving fund be established within the department to expedite the payment process and thereby alleviate the cash-flow problems of clinics.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1996.)

124480.
  

As used in this chapter, “clinic” means a primary care clinic as defined in Section 1200.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1996.)

124485.
  

(a)  The department shall prepare and transmit to the Legislature a report of the department’s activities relating to the utilization of clinics to provide comprehensive health services pursuant to the following programs:

(1)  Health of seasonal agricultural and migratory workers and their families program.

(2)  American Indian health services program.

(3)  Rural health services program.

(4)  Grants-in-aid to clinic program.

(5)  California health services corps program.

(b)  A report shall be transmitted to the Legislature by July 1, 1992, and by July 1 of every fourth year thereafter.

(c)  The report shall also include any grant funds expended and the resources allocated to the programs by the department, including staff, travel, and support services.

(d)  The report shall reflect activities, resources, and expenditures by fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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