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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Issue Paper: Stakeholder Feedback Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs Transfer of Functions October 10, 2012

Senate Bill (SB) 1014 (regular session 2011-2012) authorized Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs’ (ADP) functions to be transferred to other state departments within the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), effective July 1, 2013. The passage of SB 1014 requires CHHS to develop and implement a plan reflective of the following goals:

Improving access to alcohol and drug treatment services for consumers, including a focus on recovery and rehabilitative services.

Effectively integrating the implementation and financing of services.

Ensuring appropriate state and county accountability through oversight and outcome measurement strategies.

Providing focused high-level leadership within state government for alcohol and drug treatment services.

In developing the plan, SB 1014 requires the consultation of stakeholders who would be affected by the transfer of functions. Specifically, consumers, family members, service providers, counties, and legislative staff have been invited to provide input for the plan through two rigorous stakeholder meetings, to date.

Ultimately, stakeholders have been tasked with assessing current system needs and making key recommendations for the future state administration that supports the goals of SB 1014. The recommendations generated by this diverse stakeholder community offer an alternative approach to the existing proposal, the details of which are described in this paper. > > > >   Read More