CA Health & Safety Code Section 123485

The following definitions shall govern the construction of this article:


“Community-based comprehensive perinatal care” means a range of prenatal, delivery, postpartum, infant, and pediatric care services delivered in an urban community or neighborhood, rural area, city or county clinic, city or county health department, freestanding birth center, or other health care provider facility by health care practitioners trained in methods of preventing complications and problems during and after pregnancy, and in methods of educating pregnant women of these preventive measures, and who provide a continuous range of services. The health care practitioners shall, through a system of established linkages to other levels of care in the community, consult with, and, when appropriate, refer to, specialists.


“Low income” means all persons of childbearing age eligible for Medi-Cal benefits under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) and all persons eligible for public social services for which federal reimbursement is available, including potential recipients. “Potential recipients” shall include the pregnant woman and her infant in a family where current social, economic and health conditions of the family indicate that the family would likely become a recipient of financial assistance within the next five years.


“Prenatal care” means care received from conception until the completion of labor and delivery.


“Perinatal care” means care received from the time of conception through the first year after birth.


“Qualified organization” means any nonprofit, not-for-profit, or for-profit corporation with demonstrated expertise in implementing the Nurse-Family Partnership program or similar programs in different local settings.


“Qualified trainer” means anyone who has been certified by the Nurse-Family Partnership to provide training.


“Department” means the State Department of Public Health, unless otherwise designated.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 123485’s source at ca​.gov