​​​​​​​​​​California Children's Services​ Compliance, Monitoring, and Oversight Program

Enhancing County Oversight and Monitoring is established through the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to establish, implement, and evaluate statewide performance, quality, and reporting standards for county administration of the California Children’s Services (CCS) program. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) solicited and selected CCS Monitoring and Oversight​ Workgroup members who will collaborate with DHCS regarding the development of a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and associated monitoring protocols (e.g., procedures, tools) to ensure appropriate oversight of the county and state responsibilities for the CCS programs


To develop, implement, and evaluate consistent standards for quality and access to care for beneficiaries enrolled in the CCS program throughout the state of California.

Background/Authorizing Statute  

Assembly Bill 133, Article 5.51 establishes the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Act ​subsection (b) requires the Department to consult with counties and other affected stakeholders, to develop and implement all of the following initiatives to enhance oversight and monitoring of county administration of the California Children's Services (CCS) program: 

  • Establish statewide performance, reporting, and budgetary standards, and accompanying audit tools used to assess county compliance with federal and state requirements applicable to the CCS program 
  • Conduct periodic CCS quality assurance reviews and audits to assess compliance with the standards established 
  • Assess each CCS program to ensure appropriate allocation of resources necessary for compliance with standards, policies, guidelines, performance, and compliance requirements 
  • Determine and implement a process to inform each CCS program of, and make available on its internet website, the latest standards, policies, guidelines, and new performance and compliance requirements imposed  
  • Establish a statewide tiered enforcement framework to ensure prompt correct action for counties that do not meet standards established  
  • Require each county to enter into a MOU with the department to document each county's obligation to administering the CCS program

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 19, 2022, - CCS Monitoring and Oversight Workgroup Meeting

DHCS invites you to join in the WebE​x​

12:00 pm  | Pacific Standard ​Time  | 4 hrs.  | PW: CCSW

  • Agenda (Coming soon!)​
  • PowerPoint Presentation​​ (Coming soon!)

Join by Phone: 
Global call-in numbers​​​​​
​​​​Access code: 2603 706 8294

Need help? Go to the WebEx website​

Assistive Services

For individuals with disabilities, DHCS will provide free assistive services, including language and sign-language interpretation, real-time captioning, note takers, reading or writing assistance, and conversion of training or meeting materials into braille, large print, audio, or electronic format.  

To request alternative format or language services​, please write to:

       County Compliance Unit​
       1515 K Street, Suite 400
       Sacramento, CA  95899
       Email: CCSMonitoring@dhcs.ca.gov  

Note: The range of assistive services available may be limited if requests are received less than 10 working days prior to the meeting or event.

CCS Monitoring and Oversight Workgroup Event (updated dates!)

  • January 30, 2023​​
  • March 13, 2023

Past Meeting Archive

Workgroup Documents

For more information or questions, send via email to CCSMonitoring@dhcs.ca.gov​. ​​

Last modified date: 11/10/2022 2:40 PM