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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 3. HEALTH PROFESSIONS DEVELOPMENT [127750 - 128585]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )

CHAPTER 2. Personnel Recruitment and Education [127875 - 128052]

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

ARTICLE 1. Health Professions Careers Opportunity Program [127875 - 127885]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )

127875.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that California has an insufficient number of minority health professionals to meet the health care needs in the state. Greater numbers of minority health professionals are required to meet the special needs of population groups who face cultural and linguistic barriers to adequate health care, and to meet the state’s needs for a more equitable geographic distribution of professional health personnel resources.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1996.)

127880.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature to maintain a Health Professions Career Opportunity Program designed to:

(a)  Increase the number of ethnic minorities in health professional training.

(b)  Increase the number of minority health professionals practicing in health manpower shortage areas in this area.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1996.)

127885.
  

The office shall maintain a Health Professions Career Opportunity Program that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(a)  Producing and disseminating a series of publications aimed at informing and motivating minority and disadvantaged students to pursue health professional careers.

(b)  Conducting a conference series aimed at informing those students of opportunities in health professional training and mechanisms of successfully preparing to enter the training.

(c)  Providing support and technical assistance to health professional schools and colleges as well as to student and community organizations active in minority health professional development.

(d)  Conducting relevant manpower information and data analysis in the field of minority and disadvantaged health professional development.

(e)  Providing necessary consultation, recruitment, and counseling through other means.

(f)  Supporting and encouraging minority health professionals in training to practice in health professional shortage areas of California.

(g)  This section shall be implemented only to the extent that funds are appropriated for its purposes in the annual Budget Act or other statute.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 225, Sec. 19.5. Effective August 11, 2003.)

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