El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) Mission & Purpose
The District shall be
(i) to establish, maintain and operate, or provide assistance in the operation of, one or more health facilities (as that term is defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 1250) or health services at any location within or without the territorial limits of the District, for the benefit of the District and the people served by the District;
(ii) to acquire, maintain and operate ambulances or ambulance services within or without the District;
(iii) to establish, maintain and operate, or provide assistance in the operation of, free clinics, diagnostic and testing centers, health education programs, wellness and prevention programs, rehabilitation, aftercare, and such other health care services provider, groups, and organizations that are necessary for the maintenance of good physical and mental health in the communities served by the District; and
(iv) to do any and all other acts and things necessary to carry out the provisions of the Bylaws and the Local Health District Law.
The El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) is a separate governmental entity in and of itself, formed pursuant to The Local Health Care District Law (California Health and Safety Code Sections 32000 et seq.). The District is governed by its five elected Board members, and ultimately the Board and the District are answerable to the voters of the District.