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Publisher's Note:This Section has been AMENDED by new legislation (Ord. 10672, adopted 6-2-2020). The text of the amendment will be incorporated below when the ordinance is codified.
The Department will provide professional collections and revenue recovery services which will serve all levels of County Government to maximize the recovery of moneys due and owning. The Auditor & Controller shall review and make recommendations upon all budget requests for collection of accounts receivable which may be assigned to the Department. In carrying out these functions, the Department shall perform such functions as may be assigned to it including but not limited to the following:
(a) The billing and collections of moneys for health care services provided by the Health and Human Services Agency. This includes recovery on behalf of State and Federal subsidized programs.
(b) The billing and collection of costs incurred prior to January 1, 2018 for the support and maintenance of minors placed by order of the Juvenile Court in any of the County Juvenile Probation Facilities or out of home placements.
(c) The billing and collection of welfare eligibility frauds and overpayments.
(d) The billing and collection of General Relief repayments. Further, the Auditor & Controller is authorized to defer billing, or compromise and settle a General Relief account when investigation reveals that such action is in the best interest of the County.
(e) The processing, maintenance and recovery on Grants of Liens in favor of the County.
(f) Act on behalf of the Chief Probation Officer to collect fines, restitution, costs of probation supervision, costs of pre-sentence investigation, and other associated fees and costs.
(g) The screening of felony and misdemeanor defendants who receive court-appointed and County provided attorney services to determine their ability to pay and the billing and collection of County provided attorney services.
(h) Enforce recovery of accounts receivable for all County departments when directed to do so by the Chief Administrative Officer (including requests by the Board) or by agreement between the Office of Revenue and Recovery and County departments.
(i) The billing and collection of fines and fees on behalf of State or court agencies by signed agreement between the Office of Revenue and Recovery and the agency.
(j) The collection of restitution orders, restitution fines and revocation restitution fines from offenders pursuant to Penal Codes 1202.45, 2085.5, 2085.6, and 2085.7.
(Added by Ord. No. 8443 (N.S.), effective 9-15-94; amended by Ord. No. 9629 (N.S.), effective 4-15-04; amended by Ord. No. 10184 (N.S.), effective 1-5-12; amended by Ord. No. 10315 (N.S.), effective 2-6-14; amended by Ord. No. 10485 (N.S.), effective 6-1-17; amended by Ord. No. 10576 (N.S.), effective 12-13-18; amended by Ord. No. 10635 (N.S.), effective 12-19-19; amended by Ord. No. 10669 (N.S.), effective 5-19-20)