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Section 1216. (Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 278, Sec. 5.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1216.

(a) Every clinic holding a license shall, on or before the 15th day of February each year, file with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development upon forms to be furnished by the office, a verified report showing the following information relating to the previous calendar year:

(1) Number of patients served and descriptive information, including age, gender, race, and ethnic background of patients.

(2) Number of patient visits by type of service, including all of the following:

(A) Child health and disability prevention screens, treatment, and followup services.

(B) Medical services.

(C) Dental services.

(D) Other health services.

(3) Total clinic operating expenses.

(4) Gross patient charges by payer category, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, the Child Health Disability Prevention Program, county indigent programs, other county programs, private insurance, self-paying patients, nonpaying patients, and other payers.

(5) Deductions from revenue by payer category, bad debts, and charity care charges.

(6) Additional information as may be required by the office or the department.

(b) In the event a clinic fails to file a timely report, the department may suspend the license of the clinic until the report is completed and filed with the office.

(c) In order to promote efficient reporting of accurate data, the office shall consider the unique operational characteristics of different classifications of licensed clinics, including, but not limited to, the limited scope of services provided by some specialty clinics, in its design of forms for the collection of data required by this section.

(d) For the purpose of administering funds appropriated from the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund for support of licensed clinics, clinics receiving those funds may be required to report any additional data the office or the department may determine necessary to ensure the equitable distribution and appropriate expenditure of those funds. This shall include, but not be limited to, information about the poverty level of patients served and communicable diseases reported to local health departments.

(e) This section shall apply to all primary care clinics.

(f) This section shall apply to all specialty clinics, as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 1204 of the Health and Safety Code that receive tobacco tax funds pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 30121) of Chapter 2 of Part 13 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(g) Specialty clinics that are not required to report pursuant to subdivision (f) shall report data as directed in Section 1216 as it existed prior to the enactment of Chapter 1331 of the Statutes of 1989 and Chapter 51 of the Statutes of 1990.



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