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

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1667.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

PART 4. THE CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT [5850 - 5883]

  ( Part 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1229, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 1. Interagency System of Care [5850 - 5878.3]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1229, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 3. Target Client Population [5856 - 5856.2]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1229, Sec. 2. )

5856.
  

For the purposes of this part, “seriously emotionally disturbed children” means those minors under 18 years of age described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 5600.3.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1229, Sec. 2 (1st of two). Effective January 1, 1993.)

5856.2.
  

(a) Eligible children shall include seriously disturbed children who meet the requirements of Section 5856 and who are referred by collaborating programs, including wrap-around programs (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18250) of Part 6 of Division 9), Family Preservation programs (Part 4.4 (commencing with Section 16600) of Division 9), Juvenile Crime Enforcement and Accountability Challenge Grant programs (Article 18.7 (commencing with Section 749.2) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 1), programs serving children with dual diagnosis including substance abuse or whose emotional disturbance is related to family substance abuse, and children whose families are enrolled in CalWORKs (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200.5) of Part 3 of Division 9).

(b) Counties shall ensure, within available resources, that programs are designed to serve young children from zero to five years of age, inclusive, their families, and adolescents in transition from 15 to 21 years of age, inclusive.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 520, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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