as amended, Melendez.
begin deleteCounty inmates: medical visits. end delete
Existing law authorizes a city or county to make claim for and recovery of the costs of necessary hospital, medical, surgical, dental, or optometric care rendered to any prisoner confined in a county or city jail, who would otherwise be entitled to that care under the Medi-Cal program, as specified, or under the provisions of any private program or policy. Existing law provides that the city or county is only liable for the costs of that care that cannot be recovered. Existing law also authorizes a sheriff, chief or director of corrections, or chief of police to charge a fee in the amount of $3 for each inmate-initiated medical visit of an inmate confined in a county or city jail. Existing law provides that the fee is charged to the inmate’s personal account at the facility, and that, if the inmate does not have any money in his or her personal account, there is no charge for the medical visit. Existing law also provides that an inmate shall not be denied medical care because of a lack of funds in his or her personal account at the facility.end delete
This bill would instead authorize a fee in the amount of $5 for each inmate-initiated medical visit of an inmate confined in a county or city jail, except as specified.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
In ordering spousal support under this part, the court
4shall consider all of the following circumstances:
5(a) The extent to which the earning capacity of each party is
6sufficient to maintain the standard of living established during the
7marriage, taking into account all of the following:
8(1) The marketable skills of the supported party; the job market
9for those skills; the time and expenses required for the supported
10party to acquire the appropriate education or training to develop
11those skills; and the possible need for retraining or education to
12acquire other, more marketable skills or employment.
13(2) The extent to which the supported party’s present or
14earning capacity is impaired by periods of unemployment that
P3 1were incurred during the marriage to permit the supported party
2to devote time to domestic duties.
3(b) The extent to which the supported party contributed to the
4attainment of an education, training, a career position, or a license
5by the supporting party.
6(c) The ability of the supporting party to pay spousal support,
7taking into account the supporting party’s earning capacity, earned
8and unearned income, assets, and standard of living.
9(d) The needs of each party based on the standard of living
10established during the marriage.
11(e) The obligations and assets, including the separate property,
12of each party.
13(f) The duration of the marriage.
14(g) The ability of the supported party to engage in gainful
15employment without unduly interfering with the interests of
16dependent children in the custody of the party.
17(h) The age and health of the parties.
18(i) Documented evidence of any history of domestic violence,
19as defined in Section 6211, between the parties, including, but not
20limited to, consideration of emotional distress resulting from
21domestic violence perpetrated against the supported party by the
22supporting party, and consideration of any history of violence
23against the supporting party by the supported party.
24(j) The immediate and specific tax consequences to each party.
25(k) The balance of the hardships to each party.
26(l) The goal that the supported party shall be self-supporting
27within a reasonable period of time. Except in the case of a marriage
28of long duration as described in Section 4336, a “reasonable period
29of time” for purposes of this section generally shall be one-half
30the length of the marriage. However, nothing in this section is
31intended to limit the court’s discretion to order support for a greater
32or lesser length of time, based on any of the other factors listed in
33this section, Section 4336, and the circumstances of the parties.
34(m) The criminal conviction of an abusive spouse shall be
35considered in making a reduction or elimination of a spousal
36support award in accordance with Section 4324.5
begin delete orend delete
38(n) Any other factors the court determines are just and equitable.
Section 4011.2 of the Penal Code is amended to
(a) Notwithstanding Section 4011.1, a sheriff, chief
28or director of corrections, or chief of police is authorized to charge
29a fee in the amount of five dollars ($5) for each inmate-initiated
30medical visit of an inmate confined in a county or city jail.
31(b) The fee shall be charged to the inmate’s personal
32at the facility. If the inmate does not have any money in his or her
33personal account, there shall be no charge for the medical visit.
34(c) An inmate shall not be denied medical care because of a
35lack of funds in his or her personal account at the facility.
36(d) The medical provider may waive the fee for any
37inmate-initiated treatment and shall waive the fee in any
38life-threatening or emergency situation, defined as those health
39services required for alleviation of severe pain or for immediate
40diagnosis and treatment of unforeseen medical conditions that if
P5 1not immediately diagnosed and treated could lead to disability or
3(e) Followup medical visits at the direction of the medical staff
4shall not be charged to the inmate.
5(f) All moneys received by a sheriff, chief or director of
6corrections, or chief of police pursuant to this section shall be
7transferred to the county or city general fund.