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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 2. LICENSING PROVISIONS [1200 - 1797.8]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 2.5. County Medical Facilities [1440 - 1498]

  ( Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1993. )

ARTICLE 5. Continuing Education [1496 - 1498]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 613. )

1496.
  

As used in this article:

(a)  “Continuing education program” means educational programs designed to increase the knowledge and skills of health workers.

(b)  “Licensed health worker” means any person who works in a health profession that requires licensure under the laws of California.

(c)  “Non-county-employed health worker” means any person employed in a health facility, other than a county-operated health facility, in a county in which a continuing education program is offered or is to be offered.

(d)  “Nonlicensed health worker” means any person who performs duties in a health facility and who is not required to be licensed to perform such duties under the laws of California.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 613.)

1496.5.
  

Any county may conduct continuing education programs for non-county-employed licensed health workers or non-county-employed nonlicensed health workers as prescribed in this article.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 613.)

1497.
  

(a)  Any county health facility, including, but not limited to, hospitals, mental health facilities, and other public health facilities, may utilize its county staff personnel to conduct continuing education programs for non-county-employed licensed health workers or non-county-employed nonlicensed health workers.

(b)  A county may contract with a community college, college, university, hospital, or other health facility for purposes of conducting continuing education programs pursuant to this article.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 613.)

1497.5.
  

(a)  Any county conducting continuing educational programs pursuant to this article shall charge and collect fees sufficient to defray the cost of such instruction and training. Such fees may be reduced to the extent of any federal funds obtained by the county for the purpose of providing such instruction and training.

(b)  Any fees collected pursuant to this section shall be placed in a continuing education program fund of the county. The revenue in such a fund shall be used for the sole purpose of supporting and continually upgrading such continuing educational programs.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 613.)

1498.
  

Any county conducting a continuing education program pursuant to this article shall maintain individual records of attendance and the number of continuing education units earned by participants, if any, in such program. Copies of such information shall be made available upon request and at the cost of reproduction to participants in such program.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 613.)

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