CBHPC Legislation Committee
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
Monthly Legislation Committee Meetings
The Legislation Committee holds its monthly meetings
on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm. This schedule applies to the months that the Quarterly General Session are not being held.
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.
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?"