2020 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
PART 3.3 - Health Care Coverage Assistance
CHAPTER 3 - County Health Initiative Matching Fund
Section 15850.1.


For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) “Administrative costs” means those expenses that are described in Section 1397ee(a)(1)(D) of Title 42 of the United States Code.

(b) “Applicant” means a county, county agency, a local initiative, or a county organized health system.

(c) “Department” means the State Department of Health Care Services.

(d) “Child” means a person under 19 years of age.

(e) “Comprehensive health insurance coverage” means the coverage provided in Section 2103 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1397cc) and shall be equivalent to the coverage provided to state employees through the Public Employees’ Retirement System for the most recent plan year preceding the applicable program plan year, except that the plans may provide a mechanism for inpatient hospital care provided under the mental health benefit through which applicants may agree to a treatment plan in which each inpatient day may be substituted for two residential treatment days or three day treatment program days.

(f) “County organized health system” means a health system implemented pursuant to Article 2.8 (commencing with Section 14087.5) of Chapter 7 of Part 3 of this division and Article 1 (commencing with Section 101675) of Chapter 3 of Part 4 of Division 101 of the Health and Safety Code.

(g) “Fund” means the County Health Initiative Matching Fund.

(h) “Local initiative” means a prepaid health plan that is organized by, or designated by, a county government or county governments, or organized by stakeholders, of a region designated by the department to provide comprehensive health care to eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The entities established pursuant to Sections 14018.7, 14087.31, 14087.35, 14087.36, 14087.38, and 14087.96 are local initiatives.

(i) “Optional targeted low-income children group” means the population described in Section 1905(u)(2)(B) of the Society Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396d(u)(2)(B)) and in Section 14005.26.

(j) “Access program” means the Medi-Cal Access Program under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 15810).

(k) “Health care service plan” includes Medi-Cal managed care plans contracting with the department under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) or Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 14200) of Part 3.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 31, Sec. 89. (SB 857) Effective June 20, 2014. Section operative July 1, 2014, pursuant to Section 15864.)

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