(a) The board shall ensure that the establishment, operation, and administrative functions of the Exchange do not exceed the combination of federal funds, private donations, and other non-General Fund moneys available for this purpose. No state General Fund moneys shall be used for any purpose under this title without a subsequent appropriation. No liability incurred by the Exchange or any of its officers or employees may be satisfied using moneys from the General Fund.
(b) The implementation of the provisions of this title, other than this section, Section 100500, and paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 100504, shall be contingent on a determination by the board that sufficient financial resources exist or will exist in the fund. The determination shall be based on at least the following:
Terms Used In California Government Code 100521
- Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
(1) Financial projections identifying that sufficient resources exist or will exist in the fund to implement the Exchange.
(2) A comparison of the projected resources available to support the Exchange and the projected costs of activities required by this title.
(3) The financial projections demonstrate the sufficiency of resources for at least the first two years of operation under this title.
(c) The board shall provide notice to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Director of Finance that sufficient financial resources exist in the fund to implement this title.
(d) If the board determines that the level of resources in the fund cannot support the actions and responsibilities described in subdivision (a), it shall provide the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee a detailed report on the changes to the functions, contracts, or staffing necessary to address the fiscal deficiency along with any contingency plan should it be impossible to operate the Exchange without the use of General Fund moneys.
(e) The board shall assess the impact of the Exchange’s operations and policies on other publicly funded health programs administered by the state and the impact of publicly funded health programs administered by the state on the Exchange’s operations and policies. This assessment shall include, at a minimum, an analysis of potential cost shifts or cost increases in other programs that may be due to Exchange policies or operations. The assessment shall be completed on at least an annual basis and submitted to the Secretary of California Health and Human Services and the Director of Finance.
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 136. (AB 1023) Effective January 1, 2012.)