Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 17, § 100 - Eligibility Requirements

(a) Hospital districts may apply for State loans to pay for medical injury tort claims or judgments that are in excess of $300,000. Such hospital districts shall meet all of the following:
(1) Be the Chowchilla Memorial Hospital District, or a hospital district which has entered into a joint powers agreement with the Chowchilla Memorial Hospital District.
(2) Be located in a county that has areas that are designated as rural medically undeserved areas by the Health Manpower Policy Commission, pursuant to Section 1188.4, Chapter 4, Part 4, Health and Safety Code (Rural Health Services, October 1976).
(3) Have a licensed bed capacity of less than 100 beds.
(4) Have submitted to the Department on or before September 8, 1977, a statement which includes the following:
(A) A utilization review plan or its equivalent which has been officially adopted by the governing body of the hospital districts and which:
1.Provides for the participation of the entire medical staff in a review committee.
2.Provides that at least one committee member is a nonphysician health professional.
3.Prohibits the participation on the committee of any person who has a financial interest in the hospital.
4.Prohibits any person from participation in the review of any care in which that person has been professionally involved.
5.Provides for at least monthly meetings of the review committee.
6.Provides for the retention for at least seven years of records of the review committee's activities, including the number and types of cases received, the findings and recommendations, and the subsequent actions taken.
(B) Proof of either insurance against medical injury liability claims or judgments up to $300,000 or the establishment of a reserve account in that amount, along with a plan for the investment of such reserves.
(C) A written plan for the preliminary investigation of medical injury claims and for procurement of legal counsel when indicated.
(D) A written plan to repay the State loan within forty (40) years detailing the resources available to the hospital district including taxing powers.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 17, § 100

Note: Authority cited: Sections 32351-32355 and 32358, Health and Safety Code, Division 23. Reference: Sections 32351, 32353, 32355, Health and Safety Code, Division 23.

1. New Subchapter 2 (Sections 100-103) filed 12-6-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 49).

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