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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )


  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 7. Basic Health Care [14000 - 14199.67]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 4. )

ARTICLE 6. Sterilizations [14191 - 14194]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 220. )


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no payment for care or services shall be made under Medi-Cal to the attending physician under this chapter for the costs of any voluntary nonemergency sterilization unless the treatment authorization request is accompanied by the documents evidencing informed consent required by regulations of the department. In the event that the department does not require a treatment authorization request, such documents evidencing informed consent shall accompany the billing of the attending physician. The department shall promulgate regulations under this article and shall adopt a standard informed consent form in English and Spanish which is readily understandable to Medi-Cal beneficiaries for use by health providers performing voluntary nonemergency sterilizations.

The failure of the attending physician performing the sterilization to fulfill his obligations under this section shall not be construed as requiring the department to deny or withhold reimbursement under Medi-Cal to other providers participating in the sterilization.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 220.)


Willful failure on the part of a health facility to comply with the provisions of the regulations of the department under this article shall constitute cause for suspension as a provider of services under Medi-Cal.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 220.)


The department shall transmit any data acquired by it regarding willful failure of a physician and surgeon to comply with the regulations of the department under this article to the Medical Board of California.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 886, Sec. 107.)


The department shall submit reports to the Legislature as to compliance by health facilities with the requirements of this article, 6, 12, and 24 months after its operative date.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 220.)

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