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California Department of Healthcare Services

Transition of the Dept of Mental Health to the Dept of Health Care Services

Assembly Bill (AB) 102, which Governor Brown signed into law on June 28, 2011, requires the transfer of Medi-Cal related mental health functions from the Department of Mental Health (DMH) to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) by July 1, 2012. This is not a change in mental health benefits or eligibility. AB 102 requires DHCS to submit a transition plan to the California Legislature by October 1, 2011, and stakeholder input is critical to our development of this plan. We are convening a series of meeting with stakeholders, and the links below will take you to the materials for each meeting, as well as other information.

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