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SB-906 Mental health services and substance use disorder treatment: peer support specialist certification.(2017-2018)

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Bill Status
SB-906
Beall (S) , Anderson (S)
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Hertzberg (S) , Pan (S)
Mental health services and substance use disorder treatment: peer support specialist certification.
02/17/18
An act to add Article 1.4 (commencing with Section 14045.10) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.
Senate
09/07/18
08/21/18

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/29/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/29/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/12/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
08/31/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 6150.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/31/18 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 906 without my signature.

This bill requires the Department of Health Care Services to establish a certificate program for peer support specialists in Medi-Cal.

Currently, peer support specialists are used as providers in Medi-Cal without a state certificate. This bill imposes a costly new program which will permit some of these individuals to continue providing services but shut others out. I urge the stakeholders and the department to improve upon the existing framework while allowing all peer support specialists to continue to work.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.