Use of funds allocated from the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), counties and school districts, in the utilization of funds allocated pursuant to any appropriation from any account in the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund for the provision of health care to school populations, shall give initial consideration to the use of those of credentialed school nurses and school nurse practitioners employed by the school districts, to the extent those services are within the scope of practice of those nurses, and to the extent these purposes are consistent with the Tobacco Tax and Health Protection Act of 1988 and Chapter 1331 of the Statutes of 1989.
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to funds appropriated from the Health Education Account in the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund, except for purposes of providing health screenings through the Child Health and Disability Prevention Screening program.
(c) Any county which, after the initial consideration regarding the utilization of funds, as required by subdivision (a), elects to utilize funds to which subdivisions (a) and (b) apply for the credentialed school nurses and school nurse practitioners employed by school districts may allocate those funds to the school districts for those purposes.
(Added by Stats 1990, Ch. 51, Sec. 1.)