AB 1254, as introduced, Grove. Health care service plans: Department of Managed Health Care.
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care. Existing law specifies that the Department of Managed Health Care has charge of the execution of state laws relating to health care service plans to ensure that health care service plans provide enrollees with access to quality health care services.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 1341 of the Health and Safety Code is
2amended to read:
(a) There is in state government, in the California Health
4and Human Services Agency, a Department of Managed Health
begin delete hasend delete charge of the execution of the laws of this state
P2 1relating to health care service plans and the health care service
2plan business including, but not limited to, those laws directing
3the department to ensure that health care service plans provide
4enrollees with access to quality health care services and protect
5and promote the interests of enrollees.
6(b) The chief officer of the Department of Managed Health
7Care is the Director of the Department of Managed Health Care.
8The director shall be appointed by the Governor and shall hold
9office at the pleasure of the Governor. The director shall receive
10an annual salary as fixed in the Government Code. Within 15 days
11from the time of the director’s appointment, the director shall take
12and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office and file it in the
13office of the Secretary of State.
14(c) The director shall be responsible for the performance of all
15duties, the exercise of all powers and jurisdiction, and the
16assumption and discharge of all responsibilities vested by law in
17the department. The director has and may exercise all powers
18necessary or convenient for the administration and enforcement
19of, among other laws, the laws described in subdivision (a).