Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program Transfer From DADP to DHCS
Assembly Bill (AB) 106, which Governor Brown signed into law on June 28, 2011, required the transfer of the administration of the Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Treatment Program from the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on July 1, 2012. DHCS submitted a transition plan to the California Legislature as required, on October 1, 2011. Stakeholder input was critical to development of the plan.
Senate Bill (SB) 1014, signed by Governor Brown on June 27, 2012, directs DHCS to provide quarterly updates to the Legislature, stakeholders, and the public on the transfer of the DMC Treatment Program. The updates provide an up-to-date picture of the successes and challenges DHCS currently faces in administering the program.
The transfer did not change the DMC Treatment Program benefits or eligibility.
DHCS has established a special email address for individuals to submit comments and suggestions for the DMC Treatment Program transfer. The address is: DHCSDRUGMEDI-CALTRANSFER@DHCS.CA.GOV.
Transfer Information Since July 1, 2012 - This page contains information since the July 1, 2012 transfer of the DMC Treatment Program to DHCS, including quarterly updates to the Legislature, stakeholders, and the public.
Transfer Information Prior to July 1, 2012 - This page contains information related to transition activities prior to July 1, 2012, including the transition plan and updates, and stakeholder comments.