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RCW 43.70.522

Public health performance measures — Assessing the use of funds — Secretary's duties.

(1) Each local health jurisdiction shall submit to the secretary such data as the secretary determines is necessary to allow the secretary to assess whether the local health jurisdiction has used the funds in a manner consistent with achieving the performance measures in RCW 43.70.516.

     (2) If the secretary determines that the data submitted demonstrates that the local health jurisdiction is not spending the funds in a manner consistent with achieving the performance measures, the secretary shall:

     (a) Provide a report to the governor identifying the local health jurisdiction and the specific items that the secretary identified as inconsistent with achieving the performance measures; and

     (b) Require that the local health jurisdiction submit a plan of correction to the secretary within sixty days of receiving notice from the secretary, which explains the measures that the jurisdiction will take to resume spending funds in a manner consistent with achieving the performance measures. The secretary shall provide technical assistance to the local health jurisdiction to support the jurisdiction in successfully completing the activities included in the plan of correction.

     (3) Upon a determination by the secretary that a local health jurisdiction that had previously been identified as not spending the funds in a manner consistent with achieving the performance measures has resumed consistency, the secretary shall notify the governor that the jurisdiction has returned to consistent status.

     (4) Any local health jurisdiction that has not resumed spending funds in a manner consistent with achieving the performance measures within one year of the secretary reporting the jurisdiction to the governor shall be precluded from receiving any funds appropriated for the purposes of *sections 60 through 65 of this act. Funds may resume once the local health jurisdiction has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the secretary that it has returned to consistent status.

[2007 c 259 § 65.]

Notes:

     *Reviser's note: "Sections 60 through 65 of this act" include this section, RCW 43.70.512, 43.70.514, 43.70.516, and 43.70.518, and the 2007 c 259 amendments to RCW 43.70.520. RCW 43.70.518 was repealed by 2009 c 518 § 10.

     Severability -- Subheadings not law -- 2007 c 259: See notes following RCW 41.05.033.