Existing law authorizes a County Board of Supervisors, by ordinance, to establish a commission to negotiate an exclusive contract with the department to provide or arrange for the provision of, health care services under the Medi-Cal program. This system of services provided by or through a County under these provisions is known as a County Organized Health System (COHS). This bill would codify those provisions of the enabling ordinance that prescribe the membership composition, the qualifications for individual members, tenure of the members, and the procedure for removing a member of the governing body of the commission established in the County of Orange, known as the Orange County Health Authority (dba CalOptima Health).
The Orange County Health Authority shall be vested in a governing body consisting of 10 members: nine voting members and one non-voting member. The non-voting member shall be the Director of the OC Health Care Agency. The nine voting members shall be nominated by the OC Health Care Agency and appointed by a majority vote of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The OC Health Care Agency is pleased to announce that recruitment is now open for the CalOptima Health Board of Directors. Under the COHS model, CalOptima Health, serves more than 975,000 low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities. CalOptima Health was formed in 1993 in response to a healthcare system that was struggling to meet the needs of vulnerable Orange County residents. Today, CalOptima Health has grown to be the single largest health insurer in Orange County, but has stayed true to its mission of serving member health with excellence and dignity, respecting the value and needs of each person.
To apply for a seat on the CalOptima Health Board of Directors, please complete and send an application and resume.
PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2023, for this recruitment. Please disregard the original deadline on the recruitment notice and application. Thank you for your interest and understanding.
- (1) One person who is an accounting or public finance professional, or an attorney who is an active member of the State Bar.
Notice and Call - Special Meeting of CalOptima Health Selection Panel
CalOptima Health Board Members Selection Panel Meeting Agenda
About CalOptima Health
CalOptima Health was created by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 1993 as a County-Organized Health System (COHS). It is a public agency and the largest of six COHS in California. CalOptima Health manages programs that are funded by the state and federal government, but operates independently, under the leadership of a Board of Directors made up of members, providers, business leaders and local government representatives. CalOptima Health is the single largest health insurer in Orange County, providing coverage for more than one in four residents through three programs, Medi-Cal, OneCare and PACE.
The CalOptima Health Board of Directors meets monthly, typically on the first Thursday of every month. There are no meetings in January or July.
For more information regarding CalOptima Health, please go to https://www.caloptima.org/
CalOptima Health Board of Directors
For information on the CalOptima Health Board of Directors and meeting information, please click here: https://www.caloptima.org/en/About/AboutCalOptima/BoardOfDirectors.aspx.
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