Update on Behavioral Health and AB 1421

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 3/14/2017

Preview

The Board will receive an update from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and request for policy direction regarding expansion priorities, including with regard to Assembly Bill 1421. The Board accepted HHS' recommendation to expand evidence-based behavior health services on February 2, 2016 and provided updates in June and October 2016. This update is on the experience of other counties that are implementing AB1421, and HHS is seeking Board direction on starting a two-year AB 1421 pilot program pending adoption of the bill as part of the 2017-18 proposed County budget.

Review

The Board received the report and approved policy direction as outlined in the staff report.

Need more info? See the staff report about behavioral health policy direction.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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