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

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

PART 8. ADULT HEALTH [125700 - 125710]

  ( Heading of Part 8 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 303, Sec. 359. )

CHAPTER 1. California Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Act [125700 - 125710]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 819, Sec. 2. )

125700.
  

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “California Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Act.”

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 819, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

125701.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature to promote public awareness of the causes of and options for the prevention of osteoporosis, to educate the public regarding the prevention and management of osteoporosis, and to improve management of osteoporosis, and thereby to minimize the impact of this debilitating disease.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 819, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

125702.
  

There is hereby created within the department the California Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. The target population for this program shall be persons of age 50 years or older.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 819, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

125703.
  

The department shall, in consultation with the California Department of Aging, do all of the following in the establishment of the program:

(a)  Promote public awareness concerning the causes and nature of, the personal risk factors for, the value of prevention of, and the options for management of osteoporosis.

(b)  Work with other state and local agencies to promote osteoporosis educational and training programs for physicians and other health professionals.

(c)  Convene an advisory panel of individuals with knowledge and expertise in osteoporosis research, women’s health, healthy aging, prevention strategies, educational programs, and consumer needs to guide program development.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 819, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

125704.
  

In consultation with the advisory panel convened pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 125703, the department shall develop effective protocols for the prevention of falls and fractures and establish these protocols in community practice to improve the prevention and management of osteoporosis.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 819, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

125710.
  

The director shall seek private sector financial support, grants, and other appropriate moneys to support the California Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 819, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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