HB 1497 - DIGEST

Addresses the governmental public health system which is comprised of the department of health, state board of health, local health jurisdictions, sovereign tribal nations, and Indian health programs.

Requires funding for the governmental public health system to be restructured to support foundational public health services, and in restructuring, there must be efforts to reinforce current governmental public health system capacity and implement service delivery models allowing for system stabilization and transformation.

Requires funding for foundational public health services to be appropriated to the office of financial management.

Authorizes the office to only allocate funding to the department of health if the department, after consultation with federally recognized Indian tribes, a state association representing local health jurisdictions, and the state board of health, jointly certify to the office that they are in agreement on the distribution and uses of state foundational public health services funding across the public health system.