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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 - 4369.4]

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

CHAPTER 5. Persons With Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury [4353 - 4358.5]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 89, Sec. 51. )

  
4355.  

(a) On or before July 1, 2024, the department shall determine requirements related to service delivery, uniform data collection, and other aspects of program administration, in addition to those specified in Section 4357, that service providers participating in the traumatic brain injury program must meet. This may include, but is not limited to, requiring service providers to be approved as community reintegration programs eligible to serve consumers.

(b) On or before July 1, 2024, the department shall do all of the following:

(1) Determine the level of funding necessary to permit a service provider to meet all applicable requirements and adequately serve its designated service area.

(2) Determine the number of sites that can be supported with available funding.

(3) If funding is available, solicit applications from new organizations interested in and qualified to provide services pursuant to this chapter, and select those best qualified to do so, with priority given to applicants that have proven experience in providing effective community reintegration services to persons with acquired traumatic brain injuries, including, but not limited to, supported living services, caregiver support, and family and community education.

(c) The department shall meet periodically with traumatic brain injury service providers for discussion of topics, including, but not limited to, the development and implementation of performance standards and data collection processes, eligibility requirements, program administration, pursuit of funding, and refinement of the traumatic brain injury continuum of care.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 402, Sec. 3. (SB 398) Effective January 1, 2019.)