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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 5. COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES [5000 - 5952]

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1667.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 2.5. Program Initiatives [5670 - 5698]

  ( Chapter 2.5 repealed and added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 89, Sec. 134. )

ARTICLE 7. System of Care for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Children and Youth [5698- 5698.]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 89, Sec. 171. )

5698.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage in each county a system of care for seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth. This system of care should be based upon the following principles:

(a) A defined range of interagency services, blended programs and program standards that facilitate appropriate service delivery in the least restrictive environment as close to home as possible. The system should use available and accessible intensive home and school-based alternatives.

(b) A defined mechanism to ensure that services are child centered and family focused with parental participation in all aspects of the planning and delivery of service.

(c) A formalized multiagency policy making council and an interagency case management services council. The roles and responsibilities of these councils should be specified in existing interagency agreements or memoranda of understanding, or both.

(d) A defined interagency case management system designed to facilitate services to the defined target population.

(e) A defined mechanism to ensure that services are culturally competent.

(Repealed (by Sec. 169) and added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 89, Sec. 171. Effective June 30, 1991.)

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