CA Welf & Inst Code Section 14128


In the event of a judicial challenge of the provisions of this article, this article shall not be construed to create an obligation on the part of the state to fund any payment from state funds due to the absence or shortfall of federal funding.


For the purposes of implementing this article, the department may enter into exclusive or nonexclusive contracts on a bid or negotiated basis, and may amend existing managed care contracts to provide or arrange for services under this article. Contracts may be statewide or on a more limited geographic basis. Contracts entered into or amended under this section shall be exempt from the provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 10290) of Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code and Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of the Government Code, and shall be exempt from the review or approval of any division of the Department of General Services.


(1)Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement, interpret, or make specific the process set forth in this article by means of all-county letters, plan letters, plan or provider bulletins, or similar instructions, without taking regulatory action, until such time as regulations are adopted. It is the intent of the Legislature that the department be provided temporary authority as necessary to implement program changes until completion of the regulatory process.


The department shall adopt emergency regulations no later than two years after implementation of this article. The department may readopt, up to two times, any emergency regulation authorized by this section that is the same as or substantially equivalent to an emergency regulation previously adopted pursuant to this section.


The initial adoption of emergency regulations implementing this article and the readoptions of emergency regulations authorized by this section shall be deemed an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or general welfare. Initial emergency regulations and readoptions authorized by this section shall be exempt from review by the Office of Administrative Law. The initial emergency regulations and readoptions authorized by this section shall be submitted to the Office of Administrative Law for filing with the Secretary of State and shall remain in effect for no more than 180 days, by which time final regulations may be adopted.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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