Section 131220. (Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 241, Sec. 34.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §131220.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, but to the extent consistent with applicable federal law or regulation, the director may, after a request by a board of supervisors of an affected county and after a public hearing held in accordance with Section 11346 of the Government Code, waive regulations pertaining to the provision of hospital services in a hospital operated by a county or under contract to a county for a county with a population of 200,000 or less on January 1, 1980, if the director makes a finding that the waiver would not affect adversely the health and safety of persons in the county. The authority contained in this section shall be in addition to, and shall not supersede or limit, any other provision of law authorizing the waiver by the department of requirements contained in regulations adopted by the department relating to health facilities.