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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 5. COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES [5000 - 5961.5]

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1667. )
  

PART 2. THE BRONZAN-MCCORQUODALE ACT [5600 - 5772]

  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1374, Sec. 14. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [5600 - 5623.5]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 989. )

  
5612.  

(a) (1) The Performance Outcome Committee shall develop measures of performance for evaluating client outcomes and cost effectiveness of mental health services provided pursuant to this division. The reporting of performance measures shall utilize the data collected by the State Department of Mental Health in the client-specific, uniform, simplified, and consolidated data system. The performance measures shall take into account resources available overall, resource imbalance between counties, other services available in the community, and county experience in developing data and evaluative information.

(2) During the 1992–93 fiscal year, the committee shall include measures of performance for evaluating client outcomes and cost-effectiveness of mental health services provided by state hospitals.

(b) The committee should consider outcome measures in the following areas:

(1) Numbers of persons in identified target populations served.

(2) Estimated number of persons in identified target populations in need of services.

(3) Treatment plans development for members of the target population served.

(4) Treatment plan goals met.

(5) Stabilization of living arrangements.

(6) Reduction of law enforcement involvement and jail bookings.

(7) Increase in employment or education activities.

(8) Percentage of resources used to serve children and older adults.

(9) Number of patients’ rights advocates and their duties.

(10) Quality assurance activities for services, including peer review and medication management.

(11) Identification of special projects, incentives, and prevention programs.

(c) Areas identified for consideration by the committee are for guidance only.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1374, Sec. 30. Effective October 28, 1992.)