HEALTH AND SAFETY
PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS
39-425. General state aid to districts — Procedures. (1) Every year, the districts shall submit a request to the legislature for money to be used to match funds contributed by the counties pursuant to section 31-862, Idaho Code, for the maintenance and operation of district health departments. The matching amount to be included in the request shall be a minimum of sixty-seven percent (67%) of the amounts pledged by each county, as adopted as part of the budget for the health districts during the budget formulations, as provided for in section 39-423, Idaho Code. If the determined amount of participation by a county would exceed the amount which could be raised applying the maximum levy prescribed in section 31-862, Idaho Code, that county’s participation shall be reduced to the maximum amount which can be raised thereby.
(2) The foregoing provision shall not limit the legislature from authorizing or granting additional funds for selected projects in excess of the percentage of participation of general aid granted all health districts.
(3) General state aid to the various health districts shall be made available from state appropriations, and shall be distributed in the following manner:
(a) The amount appropriated to the health districts shall be divided based upon the formula developed and administered by the board of trustees of the Idaho district boards of health.
(b) One-half (1/2) of the amount appropriated shall be remitted to the public health trust fund on or before July 15; and
(c) The remaining one-half (1/2) of the amount appropriated shall be remitted to the public health trust fund on or before January 15.
(4) The liability of the state of Idaho to the public health districts and the public health district fund and its divisions is limited to:
(a) The funds actually authorized and granted to the various public health districts as provided in subsection (1) of this section; and
(b) The funds actually authorized or granted to the various public health districts as provided for in subsection (2) of this section; and
(c) The funds due the various health districts in payment of legally authorized contracts and agreements entered into between the departments of the state of Idaho and the various public health districts.
(5) If revenues to the state treasury are insufficient to fully meet appropriations, and reductions in spending authority have been ordered pursuant to law, the amount of moneys to match revenues contributed by the counties, pursuant to section 39-423, Idaho Code, which has been appropriated pursuant to this section, shall be reduced by the same percentage rate as other general account appropriations.
[I.C., sec. 39-425, as added by 1976, ch. 295, sec. 2, p. 1021; am. 1986, ch. 64, sec. 1, p. 186; am. 1990, ch. 32, sec. 1, p. 47; am. 1999, ch. 61, sec. 7, p. 163.]