2020 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
PART 3.3 - Health Care Coverage Assistance
CHAPTER 3 - County Health Initiative Matching Fund
Section 15852.


(a) The County Health Initiative Matching Fund is hereby continued in existence within the State Treasury. The fund shall accept funding, including but not limited to, funding from intergovernmental transfers as follows:

(1) The nonfederal matching fund requirement for federal financial participation through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (Subchapter 21 (commencing with Section 1397aa) of Chapter 7 of Title 42 of the United States Code).

(2) Funding associated with a proposal approved pursuant to subdivision (e) Section 15853.

(3) State general fund amounts pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 15850.5.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, amounts deposited in the fund shall be continuously appropriated to the department without regard to fiscal year, and shall be used only for the purposes specified by this section.

(c) The department shall administer this fund and the provisions of this chapter for the express purpose of allowing local or state funds to be used to facilitate increasing the state’s ability to utilize federal funds available to California and for costs associated with a proposal pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 15853 or for costs incurred by the department pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 15850.5. Federal funds shall be used prior to the expiration of their authority for programs designed to improve and expand access for uninsured persons.

(d) The department shall be reimbursed from the fund to cover the cost to administer the program.

(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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