2016 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 21.

CA Welf & Inst Code § 21 (2016) What's This?

21. (a) Whenever any reference is made in any provision of this code to the State Department of Benefit Payments or the Department of Benefit Payments with respect to aid, it means the State Department of Social Services.

Whenever any reference is made to the State Department of Benefit Payments or Department of Benefit Payments with respect to mental disorders, it means the State Department of Health Care Services. Whenever reference is made to the State Department of Benefit Payments or Department of Benefit Payments with respect to developmental disabilities, it means the State Department of Developmental Services.

(b) Whenever any reference is made in any provision of this code to the State Department of Health or the Department of Health with respect to health services, medical assistance, or benefits, it means the State Department of Health Care Services or the State Department of Public Health, as applicable.

Whenever any reference is made to the State Department of Health or the Department of Health with respect to mental disorders, it means the State Department of Health Care Services. Whenever any reference is made to the State Department of Health or Department of Health in respect to developmental disabilities, it means the State Department of Developmental Services.

(c) Whenever any reference is made in any provision of this code to the Director of Benefit Payments with respect to aid, it means the Director of Social Services.

Whenever any reference is made to the Director of Benefit Payments with respect to mental disorders, it means the Director of Health Care Services. Whenever any reference is made to the Director of Benefit Payments with respect to developmental disabilities, it means the Director of Developmental Services.

(d) Whenever any reference is made in any provision of this code to the State Director of Health or Director of Health with respect to health services, medical assistance, or benefits, it means the Director of Health Care Services.

Whenever any reference is made to the State Director of Health or Director of Health with respect to mental disorders, it means the Director of Health Care Services. Whenever any reference is made to the State Director of Health or Director of Health with reference to developmental disabilities, it means the Director of Developmental Services.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 34, Sec. 39. Effective June 27, 2012.)

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