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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 4. MENTAL HEALTH [4000 - 4390]

  ( Heading of Division 4 amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252. )
  

PART 3. DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM INITIATIVES [4340 - 4369.5]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 89, Sec. 51. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Persons With Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury [4353 - 4359]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 89, Sec. 51. )

  
4354.5.  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Traumatic brain injuries have a long-term impact on the survivors, their families, caregivers, and support systems.

(b) Long-term care consumers experience great differences in service levels, eligibility criteria, and service availability, resulting in inappropriate and expensive care that fails to be responsive to their needs.

(c) To the maximum extent feasible, the department shall pursue all available sources of federal financial participation, including, but not limited to, the Medicaid home and community-based services waiver program (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396n(c)) and Part J of Subchapter II of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 280b et seq.).

(d) If new sources of funding are secured which will permit expanding the existing Traumatic Brain Injury Program, the department shall fund an array of appropriate services and assistance to adults 18 years of age and older with traumatic brain injuries in those areas of the state with the greatest need.

(e) Implementation of this chapter shall be consistent with the state’s public policy strategy to design a coordinated services delivery system pursuant to Article 4.05 (commencing with Section 14139.05) of Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 439, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of July 1, 2019, pursuant to Section 4359.)