California Mental Health
Policy Issues
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Changes in Statewide Organization of
Mental Health
Office of
Statewide
Planning and
Development
Dept. of Public
Health
Formerly
DMH
Dept of State Hospitals
Dept of Health
Care Services
(DHCS)
Mental Health Services
Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
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Money Flow
Sacramento
Realignment:
1991 & 2011,
MHSA
Specialty MH
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AB 109
State grants
DMC expansion
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MHSA Advocacy, pg. 1
• State level
– MHSOAC meetings in Sacramento
– Committee meetings, especially Client & Family
Leadership, in Sacramento or call in
– Community Forums, held regionally, do NOT miss
any in your region
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MHSA Advocacy, pg. 2
• Local level
– Contact the MHSA Coordinator in your county
– Find the first opportunity to give meaningful input
– Study the Mental Health Services Act requirement
for counties to involve stakeholders,
http://www.namicalifornia.org/news.php?page=c
urrent-news&lang=eng&id=4951#.UhKj95I4SSo
– Make sure that both you and your county comply
with these requirements
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Meaningful Stakeholder Involvement
NAMI’s job is to focus on what people need
– Use our experience
– Ensure broad picture and recovery focus
– Ensuring the minimum required by law and
regulation is background, not focus
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Changes Due to ACA
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Medi-Cal expansion
Coordinated care
Marketplace (Covered California)
Parity
Behavioral Health Services Plan
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Active 2013 Legislation, p.1
• Important dates:
– August 30 = last day for fiscal committees to send
bills to floor
– September 6 = last day to amend bills on floor
– September 13 = last day to pass bills
– October 13 = last day for governor to sign bills
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Active 2013 Legislation, p. 2
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AB 755
SB 22
SB 330
SB 364
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Suicide Barriers on Bridges
Parity Compliance **
K-12 Mental Health Education **
WIC 5150 Revisions
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Contact Information
• Bettie Reinhardt
– Legislative & Public Policy Consultant
– [email protected]
– 619.341.3956
• David Czarnecki
– Advocacy Coordinator
– [email protected]
– 916.567.0163
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