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AB-2601 Health care services: County of San Diego.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2601


Introduced by Assembly Member Boerner Horvath
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Waldron)

February 20, 2020


An act relating to health care services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2601, as introduced, Boerner Horvath. Health care services: County of San Diego.
Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Existing law provides for various benefits under the Medi-Cal program, including substance use disorder treatment and mental health services that are delivered through the Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program, the Drug Medi-Cal organized delivery system, and the Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services Program.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide state funding for a pilot program in the County of San Diego to establish a unit of care coordinators whose responsibility will be to manage all of the details of a patient’s care to facilitate continued access to services and improve the quality of medical and mental health service delivery.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide state funding for a pilot program in the County of San Diego to establish a unit of care coordinators whose responsibility will be to manage all of the details of a patient’s care to facilitate continued access to services and improve the quality of medical and mental health service delivery.