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Section 1439.5. (Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 11, Sec. 14.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1439.5.

(a) The state department shall undertake the immediate development, implementation, and maintenance of an automated information system. The automated information system shall be developed to ensure both of the following:

(1) The most effective operation of this chapter and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250), including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(A) Gathering data necessary to maximize enforcement and monitoring capabilities.

(B) Increasing accessibility of facility information.

(C) Identifying any trends of substandard care.

(D) Providing management information.

(2) The provision of information to the general public pursuant to subdivision (b).

The state department shall take all necessary action to obtain maximum federal funding assistance to develop, implement, and maintain an automated information system.

(b) The state department shall develop a consumer information system, pursuant to Section 1422.5, to provide information to the general public and long-term health care services consumers regarding long-term health care facilities in this state. The state department shall utilize, to the extent possible, the information provided by its automated information system. Prior to implementation, the consumer information system shall be presented to the Health Care Advisory Committee for its review and comments.

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