CA Health & Safety Code Section 11818


(1)Expenditures made by a county and a county’s provider that may be reimbursed using appropriated funds include salaries of personnel, approved facilities and services provided through contract, operation, maintenance, and service costs, depreciation of county facilities as established in the State of California’s Auditing Standards and Procedures for Counties, lease of facilities where there is no intention to, nor option to, purchase, and other expenditures that may be approved by the director.


Expenditures made by a county and a county’s provider that may not be paid using appropriated funds include expenditures for initial capital improvement, the purchase or construction of buildings, except for equipment items and remodeling expenses as may be provided in regulations of the department, compensation to members of a local advisory board on drug programs, except actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official duties, and expenditures for a purpose for which state reimbursement is claimed under any other law.


(1)Except as provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 11758.10), the cost of services specified in the county contract shall be based upon reimbursement of actual costs as determined with standard accounting practices. The county may enter into contracts with providers at actual cost or a negotiated rate. The provider shall make available to the county information on prior years’ actual cost of providing the services and actual revenues.


(A)Providers that receive a combination of Medi-Cal funding and other federal or state funding for the same service element and location shall be reimbursed for actual costs as limited by Medi-Cal reimbursement requirements, as specified in Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396 et seq.), the Medicaid state plan, subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 51516 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, except that reimbursement for non-Medi-Cal reimbursable services shall not be limited by Medi-Cal rate requirements or customary charges to privately paying clients.


For those providers who operate under a negotiated rate for non-Medi-Cal reimbursable services, the rates shall be treated as provisional rates, subject to yearend settlement of actual costs.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 11818’s source at ca​.gov