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Early and Periodic Screening, Treatment, and Diagnostic (EPSDT)
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

Settlement Team

TACT Task Group

In June 2009, the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) combined the Emily Q Accountability Structure Implementation Strategy task group (ASIS) and the Technical Assistance, Communication, and Training task group (prior TACT). Due to the State fiscal situation, loss of staff resources, and the recognition that both task groups were addressing similar and integrated issues, the two Task Groups were united to form the TBS Accountability, Communications, and Training (new TACT) Task Group. In order to meet the requirements of the Nine Point Plan, and specifically the Exit Strategy court order, the new TACT group will address the scope identified in both prior task groups. 

The original task groups were proposed in October 2008 as part of the Emily Q Settlement Team Nine-Point Plan submitted to the Court on September 24, 2008. This plan was approved by the Honorable A. Howard Matz, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California, on November 14, 2008. Under the leadership of Special Master Richard Saletta, membership was drawn from the State Departments of Mental Health and Health Care Services, county mental health plans, plaintiffs, providers, consumers and family members, and contractors. 

The new TACT task group will create and monitor the development of an accountability structure per the approved Nine-Point Plan. The task group will also create a plan and implement technical assistance and training for partners and stakeholders in relation to the improvements in TBS services. The task group is also responsible for coordinating communications regarding these services.

Charter - 07/31/09  (Not DHCS)

TBS Training Survey (Not DHCS)

TBS Training Materials from the Kern-Tulare Training (December 8, 2009) - 01/04/10  (Not DHCS)



TBS Accountability, Communications, and Training Task Group Meeting Materials (June 2009 forward) ASIS Meeting Materials December 2008 – May 2009: TACT Meeting Materials December 2008 – May 2009:
  • February 24, 2010
  • January 27, 2010
  • December 16, 2009
  • November 18, 2009
  • October 14, 2009
  • September 9, 2009
  • August 12, 2009
  • July 8, 2009
  • June 10, 2009
  • April 1, 2009
  • March 4, 2009
  • February 4, 2009
  • January 8, 2009
  • December 4, 2008
  • April 8 , 2009
  • March 11, 2009
  • February 11, 2009
  • January 16, 2009
  • December 10, 2008


    Last modified on: 8/26/2015 1:51 PM