Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT)
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Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)
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.
TBS: An EPSDT Supplemental Specialty Mental Health Service
EMILY Q. V BONTA CASE SUMMARY & HISTORY ABOUT TBS:
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.
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.
Please send your questions and comments to TBS@dhcs.ca.gov
For additional information regarding EPSDT, please see: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/EPSDT.aspx