Law:Division 112. Public Health (California)

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Part 1. General Provisions

Chapter 1. Organization Of The State Department Of Public Health

Ca Codes (hsc:131000-131020) Health And Safety Code Section 131000-131020



131000. There is in the California Health and Human Services Agency a State Department of Public Health.


131005. (a) There is in state government an executive officer known as the State Public Health Officer, who shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and hold office at the pleasure of the Governor. The State Public Health Officer shall receive the annual salary provided by Article 1 (commencing with Section 11550) of Chapter 6 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. (b) The State Public Health Officer shall serve as the director of, and have control over, the State Department of Public Health. (c) Any statutory reference to "director," "the Director of Health Services," "the Director of Public Health," or the "Director of the State Department of Public Health," regarding a function transferred to the State Department of Public Health pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 131050), is deemed to, instead, refer to the State Public Health Officer. (d) Any statutory reference to "department" or "state department" regarding a function transferred to the State Department of Public Health pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 131050), shall refer to the State Department of Public Health. (e) The director shall be a licensed physician and surgeon pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, who has demonstrated medical, public health, and management experience.


131006. Upon recommendation of the director, the Governor may appoint, not to exceed, two chief deputies of the State Department of Public Health, subject to confirmation by the Senate, who shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor. The salaries of the chief deputies shall be fixed in accordance with law.


131010. The director shall have the powers of a head of the department pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11150) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.


131019. There is in the State Department of Public Health an Office of AIDS. The State Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, shall be the lead agency within the state, responsible for coordinating state programs, services, and activities relating to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and AIDS related conditions (ARC). Among its responsibilities, the State Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, shall coordinate Sections 120875, Section 120880, Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 120800), Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 120900), Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 120950), Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 121025), Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 121050), Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 121075), Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 121150), Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 121200), Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 121250), and Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 121300), of Part 4 of Division 105. Any reference in those provisions to the State Department of Health Services or the State Department of Public Health shall be deemed to be a reference to the Office of AIDS within the State Department of Public Health.


131020. All officers or employees of the department employed after July 1, 2007, shall be appointed by the director.


Chapter 2. General Powers Of The Department

Article 1. General Provisions

Ca Codes (hsc:131050-131135) Health And Safety Code Section 131050-131135



131050. (a) As set forth in this article, the State Department of Public Health shall succeed to and be vested with all the duties, powers, purposes, functions, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the former State Department of Health Services as they relate to public health, licensing and certification of health facilities, and any other functions performed immediately preceding the operative date of this section by, or under the supervision of, all of the following: (1) The Deputy Director for Prevention Services of the former State Department of Health Services, excluding the Office of Clinical Preventive Medicine. (2) The Deputy Director for Licensing and Certification. (3) The Deputy Director for Health Information and Strategic Planning. (4) The Deputy Director for Public Health Emergency Preparedness. (5) The California Conference of Local Health Officers. (6) The Deputy Director for Primary Care and Family Health as follows: Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health as set forth in Part 2 excluding Articles 5, 5.5, 6, and 6.5 of Chapter 3, Part 3, Part 5 excluding Articles 1 and 2 of Chapter 2, Part 7 and Part 8, of Division 106. (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that, in implementing this article, the duties, powers, purposes, and responsibilities transferred to the State Department of Public Health shall include those formerly performed by the programs of the former State Department of Health Services set forth in this article, provided, however, that nothing in this article shall be construed to require that the State Department of Public Health be organized according to programs described in this article, or to limit the authority or discretion of the State Public Health Officer pursuant to Section 11152 of the Government Code to organize the State Department of Public Health, unless that organization is otherwise required by law. Nothing in this article shall be construed to require that the State Department of Public Health maintain, or refrain from terminating, any program described in this article except to the extent that maintenance of the program is otherwise required by law. Nothing in this article shall be construed to limit or expand the authority of any program described in this article.


131051. The duties, powers, functions, jurisdiction, and responsibilities transferred to the State Department of Public Health shall, pursuant to the act that added this section, include all of the following previously performed by the former State Department of Health Services: (a) Under the jurisdiction of the Deputy Director for Prevention Services: (1) The Office of AIDS, including but not limited to: (A) The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 120950) of Part 4 of Division 105). (B) The AIDS Early Intervention Program (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 120900) of Part 4 of Division 105). (C) The CARE Services Program, provided for pursuant to the federal Ryan White CARE Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 300ff. (D) The CARE/Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (federal Ryan White CARE Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 300ff). (E) The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (Section 100119). (F) The Residential AIDS Licensed Facilities Program (former Section 100119; Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 120815) of Part 4 of Division 105). (G) The AIDS Case Management Program (federal Ryan White CARE Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 300ff; Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 120815) of Part 4 of Division 105). (H) The AIDS Medi-Cal Waiver Program (former Section 100119; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396n(c)). (I) The Bridge Project (former Section 100119). (J) The HIV Therapeutic Monitoring Program (Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 121345) of Part 4 of Division 105). (K) The Learning Immune Function Enhancement program (former Section 100119). (L) The San Ysidro Prevention Project (Section 113019). (M) The California Statewide Treatment Education Program (former Section 100119). (N) The HIV Counseling and Testing Program (Section 113019). (O) The Neighborhood Intervention Geared Toward High-Risk Testing program (former Section 100119). (P) The Perinatal Transmission Prevention Project (Section 113019). (Q) The California AIDS Clearinghouse (Section 113019). (R) The California Disclosure Assistance and Partner Services/Partner Counseling and Referral Services (Section 113019). (S) The African-American HIV Initiative (Section 113019; Chapter 13.7 (commencing with Section 120290) of Part 4 of Division 105). (T) The Injection Drug User HIV Testing Utilizing Hepatitis C Testing High-Risk Initiative (Section 113019). (U) The Prevention with Positives High-Risk Initiative (Section 113019). (V) The Statewide Technical Assistance Initiatives (Section 113019). (W) The HIV/AIDS Case Registry (Sections 113019, 120125, and 120130). (2) The Office of Binational Border Health, including, but not limited to, all of the following: (A) The California-Mexico Health Initiative (Part 3 (commencing with Section 475) of Division 1). (B) The Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2; Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 120130) of Part 1 of Division 105). (3) The Division of Communicable Disease Control, including, but not limited to, all of the following: (A) The Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program (Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 123700) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106). (B) The Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program (Part 3 (commencing with Section 120500) of Division 105). (C) The Infectious Disease Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 120130) of Part 1 of Division 105). (D) The Bioterrorism Epidemiology Program. (E) The Vector Borne Disease (Part 11 (commencing with Section 116100) of Division 104). (F) The Tuberculosis Control Program (Part 5 (commencing with Section 121350) of Division 105). (G) The Microbial Diseases Laboratory (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 100250) of Division 101). (H) The Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 100250) of Division 101). (I) The West Nile Human Surveillance Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 116110) of Part 11 of Division 104). (J) The Immunization Program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 120325) of Division 105). (K) The Vaccines for Children Program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 120325) of Division 105). (4) The Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control, including, but not limited to, all of the following: (A) The IMPACT Prostate Cancer Treatment Program (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 104322) of Part 1 of Division 103). (B) The Every Woman Counts program (Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program) (Article 1.3 (commencing with Section 104150) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 103; Section 30461.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code). (C) The Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation Demonstration Project (Article 1.3 (commencing with Section 104150) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 103). (D) The California Nutrition Network (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 104575) of Part 3 of Division 103). (E) The Cancer Research Program (Article 2 (commencing with Section 104175) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 103). (F) The Translational Cancer Research and Technology Transfer Program (Article 2 (commencing with Section 104175) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 103). (G) The Ken Maddy California Cancer Registry (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 103875) of Part 2 of Division 102). (H) The California Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 125700) of Part 8 of Division 106). (I) The Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program (Part 4 (commencing with Section 104900) of Division 103). (J) The California Arthritis Prevention Program (former Section 100185). (K) The Office of Oral Health (Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 104750) of Part 3 of Division 103). (L) The Children's Dental Disease Prevention Program (Article 3 (commencing with Section 104770) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 103). (M) The Community Water Fluoridation Program (Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 116409) of Chapter 4 of Part 12 of Division 104). (N) The California Asthma Public Health Initiative (Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 104316) of Part 1 of Division 103). (O) The California Obesity Prevention Initiative (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 104575) of Part 3 of Division 103). (P) The School Health Connections program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 104575) of Part 3 of Division 103). (Q) The California Project LEAN (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 104575) of Part 3 of Division 103). (R) The California Center for Physical Activity (Section 131085). (S) The California Diabetes Program (Section 131085). (T) The Preventive Medicine Residency Program (Section 131090). (U) The California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Article 4 (commencing with Section 100325) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 101). (V) The Continuing Professional Education Program (Section 131090). (W) The Injury Surveillance and Epidemiology Program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 104325) of Division 103). (X) The State and Local Injury Control Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 104325) of Part 2 of Division 103). (Y) The Office on Disability and Health (former Section 100185). (Z) The Alzheimer's Disease Program (Article 4 (commencing with Section 125275) of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of Division 106). (AA) The California Tobacco Control Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 104350) of Part 3 of Division 103). (5) The Division of Drinking Water and Environmental Management, including, but not limited to, all of the following: (A) The Medical Waste Management Program (Part 14 (commencing with Section 117600) of Division 104). (B) The Department of Defense Oversight Program (Radiologic Guidance and Approvals) (Part 9 (commencing with Section 114650) of Division 104). (C) The Nuclear Emergency Response Program (Part 9 (commencing with Section 114650) of Division 104). (D) The Institutions Program (Environmental Surveys) (Article 5 (commencing with Section 116025) of Chapter 5 of Part 10 of Division 104). (E) The Drinking Water Field Management program (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270) of Part 12 of Division 104). (F) The Environmental Health Specialist Registration Program (Article 1 (commencing with Section 106600) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 104). (G) The Sanitation and Radiation Laboratory (Article 2 (commencing with Section 100250) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 101); Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270) of Part 12 of Division 104). (H) The Radon Program (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 105400) of Part 5 of Division 103; Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 116270) of Part 12, and Article 2 (commencing with Section 106750) of Chapter 4 of Part 1, of Division 104). (I) The Shellfish Sanitation Program (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 112150) of Part 6 of Division 104). (J) The Ocean Beach Safety Programs (Article 2 (commencing with Section 115875) of Chapter 5 of Part 10 of Division 104). (K) The Bioterrorism Planning and Response for Drinking Water, Medical Waste, and Environmental Health program (Article 6 (commencing with Section 101315) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 101). (L) The Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 116760) of Part 12 of Division 104). (M) The Drinking Water Technical Programs (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16270) of Part 12 of Division 104; Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 116760) of Part 12 of Division 104; Article 3 (commencing with Section 106875) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 104; Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 116775) of Part 12 of Division 104; Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 115825) of Part 10 of Division 104; Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 13500) of Division 7 of the Water Code; Section 13411 of the Water Code). (N) The Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002 (Proposition 50) (Division 26.5 (commencing with Section 79500) of the Water Code). (6) The Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, including, but not limited to, all of the following: (A) The California Birth Defect Monitoring Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 103825) of Part 2 of Division 102). (B) The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 105275) of Part 5 of Division 103; Article 7 (commencing with Section 124125) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106. (C) The Lead Related Construction Program (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 105250) of Part 5 of Division 103). (D) The Epidemiology Studies Laboratory (Sections 25416, former Section 100170, Section 100325, and Section 104324.25). (E) The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (former Section 100170). (F) The Cancer Cluster/Environmental Investigations (former Section 100170). (G) The Toxic Mold Program (Chapter 18 (commencing with Section 26100) of Division 20). (H) The Federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Health Assessments, Education and Investigations program (former Section 100170). (I) The Fish Contamination Outreach and Education program (former Section 100170). (J) The Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease in the California Teachers Study Cohort Project (former Section 100170). (K) The Delta Watershed Fish Project (outreach, education, and training to reduce exposures to mercury in fish) (former Section 100170). (L) The Environmental Health Laboratory (former Section 100170; Article 2 (commencing with Section 100250) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 101). (M) The Indoor Air Quality program (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 105400) of Part 5 of Division 103). (N) The Outdoor Air Quality program (Section 60.9 of the Labor Code). (O) The Laboratory Response Network for Chemical Terrorism program (former Section 100170; Article 2 (commencing with Section 100250) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 101). (P) The Air Quality and Human Monitoring Support Program (former Section 100170). (Q) The Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service Program (Article 1 (commencing with Section 105175) of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of Division 103; Section 147.2 of the Labor Code). (R) The Occupational Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program (Article 1 (commencing with Section 105175) of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of Division 103). (S) The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (Article 2 (commencing with Section 105185) of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of Division 103). (T) The Occupational Blood Lead Registry (Article 2 (commencing with Section 105185) of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of Division 103). (7) The Division of Food, Drug and Radiation Safety, including, but not limited to, all of the following: (A) The Drug Licensing Program (Article 6 (commencing with Section 111615) of Chapter 6 of Part 5 of Division 104). (B) The Consumer Product Safety Program (Part 3 (commencing with Section 108100) of Division 104). (C) The Export Program (Article 2 (commencing with Section 110190) of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of Division 104). (D) The Food Safety Inspection Program (Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875) and Part 6 (commencing with Section 111940) of Division 104). (E) The Foodborne Illness and Tampering Emergency Response Program (Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875) of Division 104). (F) The Retail Food Safety Program (Part 7 (commencing with Section 113700) of Division 104). (G) The Food Safety Industry Education and Training Program (pursuant to Section 110485). (H) The Medical Device Licensing Program (Article 6 (commencing with Section 111615) of Chapter 6 of Part 5 of Division 104). (I) The Medical Device Safety Program (Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875) of Division 104). (J) The Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Program (STAKE) (Division 8.5 (commencing with Section 22950) of the Business and Professions Code). (K) The Food and Drug Laboratory (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 100250) of Division 101). (L) The Drug Safety Program (Part 4 (commencing with Section 109250) and Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875) of Division 104). (M) The General Food Safety Program (Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875) and Part 6 (commencing with Section 111940) of Division 104). (N) The Food Testing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 100250) of Division 101). (O) The Forensic Alcohol Testing Program (Article 2 (commencing with Section 100700) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 101). (P) The Methadone Laboratory Regulating Program (Article 2 (commencing with Section 11839.23) of Chapter 10 of Part 2 of Division 10.5). (Q) The Radiologic Health Program (Part 9 (commencing with Section 114650) of Division 104). (R) The Mammography Program (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 114840) of Part 9 of Division 104). (S) The Radioactive Materials Licensing and Inspection Program (Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 114960) of Part 9 of Division 104). (T) The Radiological Technologist Certification Program (Article 5 (commencing with Section 106955) of Part 1, and Article 3 (commencing with Section 114855) of Chapter 6 of Part 9 of Division 104). (U) The Radioactive Waste Tracking Program (Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 114960) of Part 9 of Division 104). (V) The Radioactive Waste Minimization Program (Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 114960) of Part 9 of Division 104). (W) The Low Level Radioactive Waste Management, Treatment and Disposal Program (Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 114960) of Part 9 of Division 104). (X) The Statewide Environmental Radiation Monitoring Program (pursuant to Section 114755). (Y) The Department of Energy Oversight Program (Part 9 (commencing with Section 114650) of Division 104). (Z) The X-Ray Machine Inspection and Registration and Mammography Quality Standards Act Inspection Program (Article 5 (commencing with Section 106955) of Part 1, and Article 3 (commencing with Section 114855) of Chapter 6 of Part 9 of Division 104). (8) The Deputy Director for Laboratory Science, including, but not limited to, all of the following: (A) The Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (Article 3 (commencing with Section 100825) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 101). (B) The Laboratory Central Services Program (Article 2 (commencing with Section 100250) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 101). (C) The National Laboratory Training Network (Section 131085). (D) The Laboratory Field Services program (Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code). (b) Under the jurisdiction of the Deputy Director for Licensing and Certification: (1) The General Acute Care Hospitals Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (2) The Acute Psychiatric Hospitals Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (3) The Special Hospitals Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (4) The Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospitals Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (5) The Skilled Nursing Facilities Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (6) The Intermediate Care Facilities Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (7) The Intermediate Care Facilities-Developmentally Disabled Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (8) The Intermediate Care Facilities-Developmentally Disabled-Habilitative Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (9) The Intermediate Care Facility-Developmentally Disabled-Nursing Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (10) The Home Health Agencies Licensing Program (Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 1725) of Division 2). (11) The Referral Agencies Licensing Program (Chapter 2.3 (commencing with Section 1400) of Division 2). (12) The Adult Day Health Centers Licensing Program (Chapter 3.3 (commencing with Section 1570) of Division 2). (13) The Congregate Living Health Facilities (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (14) The Psychology Clinics Licensing Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2). (15) The Primary Clinics--Community and Free Licensing Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2). (16) The Specialty Clinics--Rehab Clinics Licensing Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2). (17) The Dialysis Clinics Licensing Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2). (18) The Pediatric Day Health/Respite Care Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (19) The Alternative Birthing Centers Licensing Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2). (20) The Hospice Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1339.30) of Division 2). (21) The Correctional Treatment Centers Licensing Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2). (22) The Medicare/Medi-Cal Certification Program (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (23) The Nursing Home Administrator Professional Certification Program (Chapter 2.35 (commencing with Section 1416) of Division 2). (24) The Certified Nursing Assistants Professional Certification Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1337) of Division 2). (25) The Home Health Aides Professional Certification Program (Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 1725) of Division 2). (26) The Hemodialysis Technicians Professional Certification Program (Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1247) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code; Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 1794) of Division 2). (27) The Criminal Background Clearance Program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1337), Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1520), Chapter 3.01 (commencing with Section 1569.15), Chapter 3.4 (commencing with Section 1496.80) of Division 2, and Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 11150) of Division 8). (c) Under the jurisdiction of the Deputy Director for Health Information and Strategic Planning: (1) The Refugee Health Program (Subpart G of Part 400 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations). (2) The Office of County Health Services (Article 5 (commencing with Section 101300) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 101; Part 4.7 (commencing with Section 16900) of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (3) The Medically Indigent Services Program (Article 5 (commencing with Section 101300) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 101). (4) The Office of Vital Records (Part 1 (commencing with Section 102100) of Division 102). (5) The Office of Health Information and Research (Article 1 (commencing with Section 102175) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 102; Section 128730). (6) The Local Public Health Services Program (Article 5 (commencing with Section 101300) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 101). (7) The Center for Health Statistics (Part 1 (commencing with Section 102100) of Division 102; Section 128730). (8) The Medical Marijuana Program (Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 11362.7) of Chapter 6 of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code). (d) Under the jurisdiction of the Deputy Director for Primary Care and Family Health: (1) The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 123225) of Division 106). (2) The Adolescent Family Life Program (Article 1 (commencing with Section 124175) of Chapter 4 of Part 2 of Division 106). (3) The Advanced Practice Nurse Training program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 123225) of Division 106). (4) The Black Infant Health Program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 123225) of Division 106). (5) The Breastfeeding Program (Article 3 (commencing with Section 123360) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 6). (6) The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 123225) of Division 106). (7) The California Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health (Part 2 (commencing with Section 123225) of Division 106). (8) The Childhood Injury Prevention Program (Article 4 (commencing with Section 100325) of Chapter 2 of Division 101). (9) The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (Article 3 (commencing with Section 123475) of Chapter 2 of Part 2; Section 14134.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (10) The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (Article 1 (commencing with Section 123650) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106). (11) The Human Stem Cell Research Program (Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 125290.10) of Part 5 of Division 106; Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 125300) of Part 5.5 of Division 106). (12) The Local Health Department Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program (Section 123255). (13) The Maternal Mortality Review Program (Article 4 (commencing with Section 100325) of Chapter 2 of Division 101). (14) The Oral Health Program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 123225) of Division 106). (15) The Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (Part 2 (commencing with Section 123225) of Division 106). (16) The Regional Perinatal Programs of California (Article 4 (commencing with Section 123550) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 106). (17) The Perinatal Dispatch Centers Outreach and Education Program (Article 4 (commencing with Section 123750) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106). (18) The State Early Childhood Comprehensive Services program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 123225) of Division 106). (19) The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program (Article 3 (commencing with Section 123725) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106). (20) The Youth Pilot Program (Chapter 12.85 (commencing with Section 18987) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (21) The Office of Family Planning (Chapter 8.5 (commencing with Section 14500) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code; Division 24 (commencing with Section 24000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (22) The Community Challenge Grant Program (Section 14504.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 18993) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (23) The Information and Education Program (Section 14504.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (24) The Family PACT Program (Sections 14132(aa) and 24005 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (25) The Male Involvement Program (Section 14504 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (26) The TeenSMART Outreach Program (Section 14504.2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). (27) The Battered Women Shelter Program (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 124250) of Part 2 of Division 106). (28) The Women, Infants and Children Program (Article 1 (commencing with Section 123275) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 106). (29) The WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program (Article 1 (commencing with Section 123275) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 106). (30) The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (Section 123279). (31) Genetic Disease Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 124975) of Part 5 of Division 106). (32) The Newborn Screening Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 124975) of Part 5 of Division 106). (33) The Prenatal Screening Program (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 124975) of Part 5 of Division 106).


131052. In implementing the transfer of jurisdiction pursuant to this article, the State Department of Public Health succeeds to and is vested with all the statutory duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the former State Department of Health Services as they relate to public health as provided for or referred to in all of the following provisions of law: (1) Sections 550, 555, 650, 680, 1241, 1658, 2221.1, 2248.5, 2249, 2259, 2259.5, 2541.3, 2585, 2728, 3527, 4017, 4027, 4037, 4191, 19059.5, 19120, 22950, 22973.2, and 22974.8 of the Business and Professions Code. (2) Sections 56.17, 1812.508, and 1812.543 of the Civil Code. (3) Sections 8286, 8803, 17613, 32064, 32065, 32066, 32241, 49030, 49405, 49414, 49423.5,49452.6, 49460, 49464, 49565, 49565.8, 49531.1, 56836.165, and 76403 of the Education Code. (4) Sections 405, 6021, 6026, 18963, 30852, 41302, and 78486 of the Food and Agricultural Code. (5) Sections 307, 355, 422, 7572, 7574, 8706, 8817, and 8909 of the Family Code. (6) Sections 217.6, 1507, 1786, 4011, 5671, 5674, 5700, 5701, 5701.5, 7715, and 15700 of the Fish and Game Code. (7) Sections 855, 51010, and 551017.1 of the Government Code. For purposes of subdivision (s) of Section 6254 of the Government Code, the term "State Department of Health Services" is here-by deemed to refer to the State Department of Public Health. (8) (A) Sections 475, 1180.6, 1418.1, 1422.1, 1428.2, 1457, 1505, 1507.1, 1507.5, 1570.7, 1599.2, 1599.60, 1599.75, 1599.87, 2002, 2804, 11362.7, 11776, 11839.21, 11839.23, 11839.24, 11839.25, 11839.26, 11839.27, 11839.28, 11839.29, 11839.30, 11839.31, 11839.32, 11839.33, 11839.34, 17920.10, 17961, 18897.2, 24185, 24186, 24187, 24275, 26101, 26122, 26134, 26155, 26200, and 26203. (B) Chapters 1, 2, 2.05, 2.3, 2.35, 2.4, 3.3, 3.9, 3.93, 3.95, 4, 4.1, 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 8, 8.3, 8.5, 8.6, 9, and 11 of Division 2. (C) Articles 2 and 4 of Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4 of Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of Division 101. (D) Division 102, including Sections 102230 and 102231. (E) Division 103, including Sections 104145, 104160, 104181, 104182, 104182.5, 104187, 104191, 104324.2, 104324.25, 104350, 105191, 105251, 105255, 105280, 105340, and 105430. (F) Division 104, including Sections 106615, 106675, 106770, 108115, 108855, 109282, 109910, 109915, 112155, 112500, 112650, 113355, 114460, 114475, 114650, 114710, 114850, 114855, 114985, 115061, 115261, 115340, 115736, 115880, 115885, 115915, 116064, 116183, 116270, 116365.5, 116366, 116375, 116610, 116751, 116760.20, 116825, 117100, 117924, and 119300. (G) Division 105, including Sections 120262, 120381, 120395, 120440, 120480, 120956, 120966, 121155, 121285, 121340, 121349.1, 121480, 122410, and 122420. (H) Part 1, Part 2 excluding Articles 5, 5.5, 6, and 6.5 of Chapter 3, Part 3 and Part 5 excluding Articles 1 and 2 of Chapter 2, Part 7, and Part 8 of Division 106. (9) Sections 799.03, 10123.35, 10123.5, 10123.55, 10123.10, 10123.184, and 11520 of the Insurance Code. (10) Sections 50.8, 142.3, 144.5, 144.7, 147.2, 4600.6, 6307.1, 6359, 6712, 9009, and 9022 of the Labor Code. (11) Sections 4018.1, 5008.1, 7501, 7502, 7510, 7511, 7515, 7518, 7530, 7550, 7553, 7575, 7576, 11010, 11174.34, and 13990 of the Penal Code. (12) Section 4806 of the Probate Code. (13) Sections 15027, 25912, 28004, 30950, 41781.1, 42830, 43210, 43308, 44103, and 71081 of the Public Resources Code. (14) Section 10405 of the Public Contract Code. (15) Sections 883, 1507, and 7718 of the Public Utilities Code. (16) Sections 18833, 18838, 18845.2, 18846.2, 18847.2, 18863, 30461.6, 43010.1, and 43011.1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. (17) Section 11020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code. (18) Sections 22511.55, 23158, 27366, and 33000 of the Vehicle Code. (19) Sections 5326.9, 5328, 5328.15, 14132, 16902, and 16909, and Division 24 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. Payment for services provided under the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Waiver Program pursuant to subdivision (aa) of Section 14132 and Division 24 shall be made through the State Department of Health Care Services. The State Department of Public Health and the State Department of Health Care Services may enter into an interagency agreement for the administration of those payments. (20) Sections 13176, 13177.5, 13178, 13193, 13390, 13392, 13392.5, 13393.5, 13395.5, 13396.7, 13521, 13522, 13523, 13528, 13529, 13529.2, 13550, 13552.4, 13552.8, 13553, 13553.1, 13554, 13554.2, 13816, 13819, 13820, 13823, 13824, 13825, 13827, 13830, 13834, 13835, 13836, 13837, 13858, 13861, 13862, 13864, 13868, 13868.1, 13868.3, 13868.5, 13882, 13885, 13886, 13887, 13891, 13892, 13895.1, 13895.6, 13895.9, 13896, 13896.3, 13896.4, 13896.5, 13897, 13897.4, 13897.5, 13897.6, 13898, 14011, 14012, 14015, 14016, 14017, 14019, 14022, 14025, 14026, 14027, and 14029 of the Water Code.


131053. In the event of any conflict between Sections 131050, 131051, and 131052, Section 131052 shall prevail over Section 131051, and Section 131050 shall prevail over Sections 131051 and 131052.


131055. (a) All regulations and orders adopted by the former State Department of Health Services and any of its predecessors in effect immediately preceding the operative date of this section shall remain in effect and shall be fully enforceable unless and until readopted, amended, or repealed, or until they expire by their own terms. Any action by or against the former State Department of Health Services or any of its predecessors pertaining to matters vested in the State Department of Public Health by this chapter shall not abate but shall continue in the name of the State Department of Public Health, and the State Department of Public Health shall be substituted for the former State Department of Health Services and any of its predecessors by the court wherein the action is pending. The substitution shall not in any way affect the rights of the parties to the action. (b) On and after the operative date of this section, the unexpended balance of all funds available for use by the former State Department of Health Services or any of its predecessors in carrying out any functions transferred to the State Department of Public Health shall be available for use by the State Department of Public Health. (c) All books, documents, records, and property of the former State Department of Health Services pertaining to functions transferred to the Department of Public Health shall be transferred to the State Department of Public Health. (d) On and after the operative date of this section, positions other than that of the State Public Health Officer and the Chief Deputy filled by appointment by the Governor in the former State Department of Health Services whose principal assignment was to perform functions transferred to the State Department of Public Health shall be transferred to the State Department of Public Health. Individuals in positions transferred pursuant to this section shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Salaries of positions transferred shall remain at the level established pursuant to law unless otherwise provided. (e) Every officer and employee of the former State Department of Health Services who is performing a function transferred to the State Department of Public Health and who is serving in the state civil service, other than as a temporary employee, shall be transferred to the State Department of Public Health pursuant to the provisions of Section 19050.9 of the Government Code. The status, position, and rights of any officer or employee of the former State Department of Health Services shall not be affected by the transfer and shall be retained by the person as an officer or employee of the State Department of Public Health, as the case may be, pursuant to the State Civil Service Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code), except as to a position that is exempt from civil service.


131056. The department may commence and maintain all proper and necessary actions and proceedings for any or all of the following purposes: (a) To enforce its regulations. (b) To enjoin and abate nuisances dangerous to health. (c) To compel the performance of any act specifically enjoined upon any person, officer, or board, by any law of this state relating to the public health. (d) To protect and preserve the public health. It may defend all actions and proceedings involving its powers and duties. In all actions and proceedings it shall sue and be sued under the name of the department.


131057. With the approval of the Department of Finance, and for use in the furtherance of the work of the department, the director may accept (a) grants of interest in real property, and (b) gifts of money from public agencies or from organizations or associations organized for scientific, educational, or charitable purposes.


131071. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever the department is authorized or required by statute, regulation, the due process provisions of the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution, and of subdivision (a) of Section 7 of Article I of the California Constitution, or required by contract, to conduct an adjudicative hearing leading to a final decision of the director or the department, all of the following shall apply: (a) The proceeding shall be conducted pursuant to the administrative adjudication provisions of Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 11400) and Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, except as specified in this section. (b) Notwithstanding Section 11502 of the Government Code, whenever the department conducts a hearing under Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 11400) or Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the hearing shall be conducted before an administrative law judge selected by the department and assigned to a hearing office that complies with the procedural requirements of Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 11400) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. (c) (1) Notwithstanding Section 11508 of the Government Code, whenever the department conducts a hearing under Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 11400) or Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the time and place of the hearing shall be determined by the staff assigned to the hearing office hearing the matter, except as provided in paragraph (2) or unless the department by regulation specifies otherwise. (2) Formal hearings requested by health facilities shall be held in the City of Sacramento. (d) (1) Unless otherwise specified in this section, the following sections of the Government Code shall apply to any adjudicative hearing conducted by the department only if the department has not, by regulation, specified an alternative procedure for the particular type of hearing at issue: Section 11503 relating to accusations, Section 11504 relating to statements of issues, Section 11505 relating to the contents of the statement to respondent, Section 11506 relating to the notice of defense, Section 11507.6 relating to discovery rights and procedures, Section 11508 relating to the time and place of hearings, and Section 11516 relating to amendment of accusations. (2) Any alternative procedure specified by the department in accordance with this subdivision shall conform to the purpose of the Government Code provision it replaces insofar as it is possible to do so consistent with the specific procedural requirements applicable to the type of hearing at issue. (3) Any alternative procedures adopted by the department under this subdivision shall not diminish the amount of notice given of the issues to be heard by the department or deprive appellants of the right to discovery suitable to the particular proceedings. Except as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c), modifications of timeframes or of the place of hearing made by regulation shall not lengthen timeframes within which the department is required to act nor require hearings to be held at a greater distance from the appellant's place of residence or business than is the case under the otherwise applicable Government Code provision. (e) The specific timelines specified in Section 11517 of the Government Code shall not apply to any adjudicative hearing conducted by the department to the extent that the department has, by regulation, specified different timelines for the particular type of hearing at issue. (f) In the case of any adjudicative hearing conducted by the department, "transcript," as used in subdivision (c) of Section 11517 of the Government Code, shall be deemed to include any alternative form of recordation of the oral proceedings, including, but not limited to, an audiotape. (g) Pursuant to Section 11415.50 of the Government Code, the department may, by regulation, provide for any appropriate informal procedure to be used for an informal level of review that does not itself lead to a final decision of the department or the director. The procedures specified in Article 10 (commencing with Section 11445.10) of Chapter 4.5 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code shall not apply to the informal level of review. Informal conferences concerning appeals by health facilities may be held in the Cities of Sacramento or Los Angeles. (h) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any adjudicative hearing conducted by the department that is conducted pursuant to a federal statutory or regulatory requirement that contains specific procedures may be conducted pursuant to those procedures to the extent they are inconsistent with the procedures specified in this section. (i) Nothing in this section shall supersede express provisions of law that apply to any hearing that is not adjudicative in nature or that does not involve due process rights specific to an individual or specific individuals, as opposed to the general public or a segment of the general public. (j) The regulations of the former State Department of Health Services pertaining to adjudicative hearings pursuant to Section 100171 shall apply to the department until the department adopts regulations superseding those regulations. The department may enter into an interagency agreement with the State Department of Health Care Services to have the hearing office of the State Department of Health Care Services conduct adjudicative hearings on behalf of the department in accordance with this section.


131075. The department may enjoin and abate public nuisances.


131080. The department may advise all local health authorities, and, when in its judgment the public health is menaced, it shall control and regulate their action.


131082. Every person charged with the performance of any duty under the laws of this state relating to the preservation of the public health, who willfully neglects or refuses to perform the same, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

131085. (a) The department may perform any of the following activities relating to the protection, preservation, and advancement of public health: (1) Studies. (2) Demonstrations of innovative methods. (3) Evaluations of existing projects. (4) Provision of training programs. (5) Dissemination of information. (b) In performing an activity specified in subdivision (a), the department may do any of the following: (1) Perform the activity directly. (2) Enter into contracts, cooperative agreements, or other agreements for the performance of the activity. (3) Apply for and receive grants for the performance of the activity. (4) Award grants for the performance of the activity.


131090. The department may provide for consultant and advisory services and for the training of technical and professional personnel in educational institutions and field training centers approved by the department, and for the establishment and maintenance of field training centers in local health departments and in the department.


131095. The department shall cause special investigation of the preparation and sale of drugs and food and their adulteration.


131100. The department shall perform duties as required by law for the detection and prevention of the adulteration of articles used for food and drink, and for the punishment of persons guilty of violation of any law providing against their adulteration.


131105. The department shall examine and may prevent the pollution of sources of public domestic water and ice supply.


131110. The department shall maintain a program of Drinking Water and Environmental Management.


131115. The department may maintain a mental health service that shall advise and assist local departments of health and education in the establishment of mental health services, particularly in connection with maternal and child health conferences and in the schools of the state. The department may conduct these activities as may be required in the development of mental health services as related to public health. This section does not authorize any form of compulsory medical or physical examination, treatment, or control of any person.


131125. The department shall enforce Section 383b of the Penal Code.

131130. (a) Any person who willfully sells, keeps for sale, or offers for sale any food, drug, device, or cosmetic knowing, after a written notice from either (1) a manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or importer, or (2) the department or a local health officer that the product linked to an outbreak of illness, injury, or product tampering is being ordered removed from sale by the department pursuant to Section 131080, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each day of violation, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both a fine and imprisonment. (b) If a second or subsequent violation is committed after a previous conviction under this section has become final, the person shall be punished by a fine of not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each day of violation, or by imprisonment in the state prison, or by both a fine and imprisonment. (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the court may suspend the minimum fines provided for in this section if it determines that there are circumstances in mitigation and the court states on the record its reasons for suspending the minimum fine.


131130. (a) Any person who willfully sells, keeps for sale, or offers for sale any food, drug, device, or cosmetic knowing, after a written notice from either (1) a manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or importer, or (2) the department or a local health officer that the product linked to an outbreak of illness, injury, or product tampering is being ordered removed from sale by the department pursuant to Section 131080, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each day of violation, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both a fine and imprisonment. (b) If a second or subsequent violation is committed after a previous conviction under this section has become final, the person shall be punished by a fine of not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each day of violation, or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code, or by both a fine and imprisonment. (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the court may suspend the minimum fines provided for in this section if it determines that there are circumstances in mitigation and the court states on the record its reasons for suspending the minimum fine.


131135. Whenever any person violates any provision of Section 131130, the court may, as a condition of probation, order the defendant to pay, in lieu of any fine, any expenses, both direct and indirect, incurred by a local health department or the department in monitoring compliance with the order pursuant to Section 131080, including, but not limited to, the costs of conducting inspections and imposing embargoes. The total costs payable to the department and local health departments collectively imposed pursuant to this section shall not exceed the maximum fine for the offense of which the defendant is convicted. Any amount collected under this section shall be paid to the local health department incurring the expenses or, if to reimburse costs of the department, into the General Fund.


Article 2. Regulatory Authorization And Review

Ca Codes (hsc:131200-131225) Health And Safety Code Section 131200-131225



131200. The department may adopt and enforce regulations for the execution of its duties.


131205. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department shall submit all of its regulations on matters related to statutory responsibilities delegated to or enforced by local health departments, except emergency regulations, to the California Conference of Local Health Officers for review and comment prior to adoption. If the department deems it appropriate to implement the proposed regulations or parts thereof, contrary to the recommendations of the conference, the department shall make a public finding summarizing the reasons for acting contrary to these recommendations.


131210. The department, after consultation with and approval by the Conference of Local Health Officers, shall by regulation establish standards of education and experience for professional and technical personnel employed in local health departments and for the organization and operation of the local health departments. These standards may include standards for the maintenance of records of services, finances, and expenditures, that shall be reported to the director in a manner and at times as the director may specify.


131215. (a) When a dispute arises as to the interpretation or enforcement of regulations of the department that are being enforced by a city, county, city and county, or district, a request for clarification or interpretation may be submitted to the department. The department shall make a determination of the proper interpretation and required enforcement when so requested by a party to the dispute. (b) In making its determination, the department may conduct a hearing where all interested parties may present relative comments or arguments. (c) Determinations of the department made pursuant to this section shall be transmitted to the concerned local agency and the involved party or parties within 60 days after the receipt of the request. The determination of the department shall be binding upon the local agency and the parties subject to the regulations of the department, except when the matter may be subject to judicial review.


131220. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, but to the extent consistent with applicable federal law or regulation, the director may, after a request by a board of supervisors of an affected county and after a public hearing held in accordance with Section 11346 of the Government Code, waive regulations pertaining to the provision of hospital services in a hospital operated by a county or under contract to a county for a county with a population of 200,000 or less on January 1, 1980, if the director makes a finding that the waiver would not affect adversely the health and safety of persons in the county. The authority contained in this section shall be in addition to, and shall not supersede or limit, any other provision of law authorizing the waiver by the department of requirements contained in regulations adopted by the department relating to health facilities.


131225. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department by regulation may provide for the issuance and renewal on a two-year basis of licenses, certificates of registration, or other indicia of authority issued pursuant to this code by the department. (b) The department may by regulation set the fee for the two-year license, certificate of registration, or other indicia, not to exceed twice the annual fee for issuance or renewal set by statute.


Chapter 3. Public Health Advisory Committee

Ca Codes (hsc:131230) Health And Safety Code Section 131230



131230. (a) The director shall convene a Public Health Advisory Committee to provide expert advice and make recommendations on the development of policies and programs that seek to prevent illness and promote the public's health. (b) The advisory committee shall include representatives from a broad cross section of public health stakeholders which may include academia, biotechnology, business, community based organizations, emergency services, local government, health departments, medicine, nursing, public health laboratories, social marketing, consumers, and other sectors of the public health community. (c) The advisory committee shall consist of 15 members. The Governor shall appoint nine members, the Speaker of the Assembly three members, and Senate Committee on Rules three members. All appointees shall have experience or background working in a part of the broad cross section of public health stakeholders identified in subdivision (b). (d) Committee members shall serve on a voluntary basis and shall not receive any compensation. (e) The advisory committee shall identify strategies to improve public health program effectiveness, identify emerging public health issues, and make recommendations, as necessary, on programs and policies to improve the health and safety of Californians. (f) The committee shall be under the direction of the director and shall be advisory in character and shall not be delegated any administrative authority or responsibility. (g) The advisory committee shall convene twice per year, and may convene more often, if necessary, to provide expert advice to the department. Meetings of the committee shall be open to the public and shall comply with applicable open meeting laws. (h) The director or his or her designee shall serve as chair of the public health advisory committee. Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing or restricting the State Public Health Officer from creating other advisory committees to advise the director with regard to other issues and problems. (i) This chapter shall remain in effect only until June 30, 2011, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute extends or deletes that date.


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