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AB-563 Mental health: funding.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 (a) The sum of sixteen million dollars ($16,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the State Department of Health Care Services for distribution to the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force for the development of a two-year pilot program. The department shall distribute one-half of the moneys on January 1, 2020, and one-half of the moneys on January 1, 2021. The North Orange County Public Safety Task Force shall use the funds to provide a range of programs, services, and activities designed to assist individuals and families experiencing a mental health crisis, and may include, but shall not be limited to, any of the following:
(1) A crisis line that is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
(2) Mobile crisis response units that are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
(3) Severely mentally ill determinations and case management.
(4) A 211 social services support system that is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
(5) A warm line telephone support program that is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
(6) A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and case management.
(b) (1) The North Orange County Public Safety Task Force shall, by July 1, 2021, and again by July 1, 2022, submit a report to the Legislature documenting the findings and outcomes of the pilot program developed pursuant to subdivision (a).
(2) The first report submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
(A) Diversion rates from participating jails and emergency rooms for the first year of the pilot program.
(B) Whether the task force operated a crisis line that is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
(C) Whether the task force operated a warm line telephone support program that is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
(D) Whether the task force implemented an Orange County 211 regional call center and, if so, whether the call center included any of the following:
(i) Social service network provider screening.
(ii) Client and patient screening and assessment.
(iii) Centralized navigation for Orange County.
(3) The second report submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include, at a minimum, both of the following:
(A) Diversion rates from participating jails and emergency rooms for the second year of the pilot program and a comparison of the diversion rates from the second year of the pilot program to the diversion rates from the first year of the program.
(B) Whether there was early development of a community information exchange data management exchange system.
(4) A report submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.