(a) No prepaid health plan or pilot program contract shall be approved, renewed or continued by the department if a state officer or state employee is employed in a management or consultant position by the contractor or a subcontractor to the contractor within one year after the state officer or state employee terminated state employment.
(b) For purposes of this section, “state employee” means any appointive or civil service employee of the department or of the Health and Welfare Agency who, within two years prior to leaving state employment, was responsible for development, negotiation, contract management, or supervision of a prepaid health plan or prepaid health plan contract.
Terms Used In California Welfare and Institutions Code 14479
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
For purposes of this section, employees of the department who are assigned as contract managers shall not be subject to the provisions of this section unless they are employed by a prepaid health plan or a subcontractor of a prepaid health plan for which, within two years prior to leaving state employment, they were responsible for the development, negotiation, contract management, or direct supervision over the prepaid health plan contract. This section shall not apply to any employee, appointee, or person on contract with the department who is employed, appointed, or contracted with by the department either:
(1) To fulfill the purposes of a federal grant, provided that such person does not supervise, develop, manage, or negotiate a prepaid health plan contract; or
(2) To fulfill on a temporary basis, not to exceed 120 days, a specific function for the department which does not include supervising, developing, managing, or negotiating a prepaid health plan contract.
(c) The requirements of this section shall apply to any contract entered into on or after the operative date of this section and to any state officer or state employee who is employed by such contractor or subcontractor thereof on or after such operative date. This section shall not apply to any state officer or employee who terminated state employment prior to such operative date.
(Repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1036.)