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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 1. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT [4000 - 4098.5]

  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252. )

CHAPTER 2. Planning, Research, Evaluation and Quality Assurance [4030 - 4061]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1393. )

ARTICLE 1. Planning, Research, Evaluation, and Quality Assurance [4030 - 4033]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1393. )

4030.
  

The Director of Health Care Services shall organize appropriate staff of the department to ensure implementation of the planning, research, evaluation, technical assistance, and quality assurance responsibilities set forth in this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 34, Sec. 46. (SB 1009) Effective June 27, 2012.)

4031.
  

The State Department of Health Care Services shall, to the extent resources are available, do all of the following:

(a) Conduct, sponsor, coordinate, and disseminate results of research and evaluation directed to the public policy issues entailed in the selection of resource utilization and service delivery in the state.

(b) Make available technical assistance to local mental health programs incorporating the results of research, evaluation, and quality assurance to local mental health programs.

(c) Implement a system of required performance reporting by local mental health programs.

(d) Perform any other activities useful to improving and maintaining the quality of community mental health programs.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 34, Sec. 47. (SB 1009) Effective June 27, 2012.)

4032.
  

The State Department of Health Care Services shall, when appropriate, give and receive grants and contracts for research, evaluation, and quality assurance efforts.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 34, Sec. 48. (SB 1009) Effective June 27, 2012.)

4033.
  

(a) The State Department of Health Care Services shall, to the extent resources are available, comply with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration federal planning requirements. The department shall update and issue a state plan, which may also be any federally required state service plan, so that citizens may be informed regarding the implementation of, and long-range goals for, programs to serve mentally ill persons in the state. The department shall gather information from counties necessary to comply with this section.

(b) (1) If the State Department of Health Care Services makes a decision not to comply with any Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration federal planning requirement to which this section applies, the State Department of Health Care Services shall submit the decision, for consultation, to the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, the California Behavioral Health Planning Council, and affected mental health entities.

(2) The State Department of Health Care Services shall not implement any decision not to comply with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration federal planning requirements sooner than 30 days after notification of that decision, in writing, by the Department of Finance, to the chairperson of the committee in each house of the Legislature that considers appropriations, and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 511, Sec. 2. (AB 1688) Effective January 1, 2018.)

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