AB 1058

Version: Introduced
Author: Asm. Rudy Salas (D-CA)



Introduced by Assembly Member Salas

February 21, 2019


An act to add Section 14685 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1058, as introduced, Salas. Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services and substance use disorder treatment.
Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive healthcare services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Existing law provides for various benefits under the Medi-Cal program, including mental health services and substance use disorder treatment.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a pilot program in several counties to support the integration of specialty mental health services and substance use disorder treatment provided under the Medi-Cal program, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 14685 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

14685.
 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a pilot program in several counties to support the integration of specialty mental health services and substance use disorder treatment provided under the Medi-Cal program. The pilot will build upon ongoing efforts underway in many counties. The pilot will seek to reduce barriers to integrated care that remain in the bifurcated delivery systems whereby specialty mental health services and substance use disorder treatment are both separately financed and delivered.