​​​​​​​​​​​​​CBHPC Legislation Committee

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The Legislation Committee addresses public policy issues impacting the access to and effectiveness of behavioral health programs to promote the recovery of persons living with serious mental illness including persons who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorders.  The committee’s work includes, but is not limited to, increasing public behavioral health awareness through press and media, partnering with local consumer advocacy agencies to improve access and quality of care, responding to proposed legislation, rule-making, and budget bills based on the Policy Platform 2020.

More information on our purpose, mandates, goals, and membership is contained in our Charter and Committee Roster

Upcoming Meetings​

Quarterly Meeting​

Meeting agenda to be posted no less than 10 days prior to meeting.​​

​Please visit the Legislation Committee Meetings Archive page for information on past meetings.

Committee Documents

  • The Council's legislative positions on several Senate and Assembly Bills can be found in the August 2022 Legislative Positions List​.​
  • Proposed in the Governor’s May Revision 2021-22, the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) will aim to ensure that all children and youth are routinely screened, supported and served for emerging and existing behavioral health needs. You may view CBHPC’s excerpt of the BHI Memo for a summary of the proposed initiative.  

  • The ​2021 CBHPC Year-End Legislative ​​Report contains a summary of actions taken and links to each bill. Previous reports can be found on our Year-End Legislative Reports page.​

Peer Certification Paper

The primary focus of the Legislation Committee in 2014 was the certification of Peer Specialists as recognized, standardized, valued service providers within the mental health and primary care health systems in California. As part of the Council's commitment to support Peer Certification, the Committee gathered information and heard presentations from advocacy groups and provider groups throughout 2014. The findings are distilled in its annual report "Peer Certification: What Are We Waiting For?"  


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