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Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT)

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 Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

FAQs for TBS 

October 2011 TBS e-Newsletter  

Court Order Adopting Special Master’s Findings and Recommendations and Terminating  Jurisdiction  

Emily Q Court Order to Exit  

Special Master’s Final Report to the Federal Court

May 2011 TBS e-Newsletter  

TBS Training Presentation: Family Engagement and Behavior Intervention Strategies  

TBS Equivalent Services Chart  

Judge Matz Response to CDMH/DHCS and Plaintiffs’ January Filings  

CDMH and DHCS Response to December 2010 Court Orders  

Plaintiffs’ Response to December 2010 Court Orders   

Medi-Cal Services for Children and Young People

This program is for children and young people, under 21 years of age, who have full-scope Medi-Cal. This notice is also for the families, caregivers or guardians of those children and young people.  A Medi-Cal mental health service called Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is available from county mental health agencies.  

Statewide Roster of TBS Providers 

Statewide MHP Contact List for Children/Youth Placed Out-of-County  

EPSDT/TBS Brochure

EPSDT/TBS Brochure Spanish 

TBS: An EPSDT Supplemental Specialty Mental Health Service

In a 1998 legal action, plaintiffs alleged that Medi-Cal eligible children under age 21 and under Medicaid required EPSDT are not receiving adequate TBS services.
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Settlement Team Initiatives 2008 - 2009

The Emily Q Settlement Team consists of representatives of the state agencies, county mental health plans, class members, and their families. The Settlement Team has been meeting with the Special Master since April 2008 to develop a Plan concerning Therapeutic Behavior Services (TBS). The Team has developed a Nine-Point Plan that will result in increased access and improved delivery of TBS to members of the Emily Q class. This Plan creates a comprehensive set of requirements for settling the Emily Q lawsuit and ending the Court's jurisdiction. Please see the documents below for further detail.    

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