2020 California Code
Health and Safety Code - HSC
DIVISION 105 - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
PART 4 - HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)
CHAPTER 17 - Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Upon an appropriation in the annual Budget Act, the State Department of Public Health shall establish the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Navigator Services Program, under which the department shall provide for the following activities:
(a) Oversight and evaluation of the PrEP Navigator Services Program.
(b) Implementation of a process to request applications, and award funding on a competitive basis, to community-based organizations or local health departments. An eligible entity shall collaborate with the Office of AIDS to conduct outcome and process evaluation of navigator services. An entity in any county shall be eligible to receive funding if it can demonstrate all of the following:
(1) Capacity to ensure access for and serve the most vulnerable and underserved Californians at high risk for HIV.
(2) Ability to develop protocols to conduct outreach to targeted populations, to provide PrEP education to clients and providers, and to assess and refer persons to appropriate clinical care and prevention services.
(c) Development and distribution of PrEP education materials statewide, including providing training for and support of any additional activity that is consistent with the goals of this chapter.
(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 18, Sec. 18. (SB 75) Effective June 24, 2015.)