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Prohibits state fees on community hospitals imposed for the purpose of obtaining federal Medi-Cal matching funds unless the fee proceeds, any matching federal funds, and their earnings are used only to supplement, and not supplant, existing community hospital Medi-Cal funding. Makes exceptions for use of fee proceeds for costs of collection and administration, and use of certain amounts of fee proceeds for healthcare to children enrolled in Medi-Cal generally. Requires annual audit of funds collected. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: No fiscal impact on state and local governments given that, under current law, no fee would be in place that would be affected by the measure's requirements pertaining to certain fees imposed on hospitals.
Thomas W. Hiltachk (916) 442-7757
Failed to Qualify
State Fees on Community Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1602 (2013).