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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  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1667.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 4. THE CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT [5850 - 5886]

  ( Part 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1229, Sec. 2.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 7. County Service Standards [5868- 5868.]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1229, Sec. 2. )

5868.
  

(a) The State Department of Health Care Services shall establish service standards that ensure that children in the target population are identified and receive needed and appropriate services from qualified staff in the least restrictive environment.

(b) The standards shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) Providing a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for each target population client to be served, and developing programs and services that will meet their needs and facilitate client outcome goals.

(2) Providing for full participation of the family in all aspects of assessment, case planning, and treatment.

(3) Providing methods of assessment and services to meet the cultural, linguistic, and special needs of minorities in the target population.

(4) Providing for staff with the cultural background and linguistic skills necessary to remove barriers to mental health services resulting from a limited ability to speak English or from cultural differences.

(5) Providing mental health case management for all target population clients in, or being considered for, out-of-home placement.

(6) Providing mental health services in the natural environment of the child to the extent feasible and appropriate.

(c) The responsibility of the case managers shall be to ensure that each child receives the following services:

(1) A comprehensive mental health assessment.

(2) Case planning with all appropriate interagency participation.

(3) Linkage with all appropriate mental health services.

(4) Service plan monitoring.

(5) Client advocacy to ensure the provision of needed services.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 34, Sec. 204. (SB 1009) Effective June 27, 2012.)

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