DEFINITION: Community Program Planning (CPP) is the state-mandated, community collaboration process that is used to: assess the current capacity, define the populations to be served and determine strategies to provide effective MHSA-funded programs that are:
1) Culturally Competent;
2) Client and Family-Driven;
3) Wellness, Recovery and Resilience-focused; and
4) Provide an Integrated Service Experience for Clients and their Families. *(See below for state code (CCR and WIC).)
a. Adults and Seniors with severe mental illness (SMI)
b. Families of children, adults and seniors with SMI
c. Providers of Mental Health and/or Related Services
d. Law Enforcement Agencies
e. Educators and/or Representatives of Education
f. Social Services Agencies
g. Veterans h. Representatives from Veterans Organizations
i. Providers of Alcohol and Drug Services
j. Health Care Organizations
k. Other important Interests
2) Underserved Participants – Representatives of unserved and/or underserved populations and their family members.
3) Demographic Diversity: Reflecting the diversity of the demographics of the county, including but not limited to:
a. Geographic Location
1) Staffing – The county shall designate positions and/or units responsible for the coordination and management of the CPP Process to include facilitating participation by the participants listed above.
2) Training for county staff and stakeholders as needed.
3) Outreach to clients with serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance, and their family members, to ensure the opportunity to participate
4) Local Review process must occur prior to submitting 3-year plans and Annual Updates to include a 30-day public comment period followed by a public hearing.
As part of this process, the local MH/BH board/commission shall:
a) Review & approve the procedures used to ensure citizen & professional involvement in all stages of the planning process;
b) Review the adopted plan or update & make recommendations;
c) Conduct MHSA Public Hearings at the close of 30-day public comment periods.
5) Documentation: MHSA 3-Year Plans and Updates must include a description of the local stakeholder process including:
a. Date(s) of the meeting(s)
b. Any other planning activities conducted
c. Description of the stakeholders who participated in the planning process in enough detail to establish that the required stakeholders were included
e. Description of how stakeholder involvement was meaningful
f. Dates of the 30 day review process
g. Methods used by the county to circulate for the purpose of public comment the draft of the plan to representatives of the stakeholder’s interests and any other interested party who requested a copy of the draft plan
h. Date of the public hearing held by the local mental health board or commission
i. Summary and analysis of any substantive recommendations received during the 30-day public comment period
j. Description of substantive changes made to the proposed plan
k. The local MH/BH agency must provide written explanations (in an annual report) to the governing body and DHCS for any substantive recommendations made by the local MH/BH board/commission that are not included in the final plan or update.
*CCR, 9 CA ADC § 3200, 3200.060, 3200.270, 3200.90, 3300, 3315, 3320
& WIC 5848(a,b,f) & 5604.2(4)
Mental Health Service Act Revised Jan 20 2019 (PDF 41 pages)
The MHSA requires meaningful and ongoing stakeholder involvement in public mental health program planning, development, oversight, implementation, services delivery, and evaluation.
MHSA General Standards
9 CCR § 3200.050 “Client Driven” MHSA puts clients in the driver’s seat:
WIC § 5813.5(d) Planning for [MHSA-funded] services shall be consistent with the philosophy, principles, and practices of the Recovery Vision for mental health consumers:
9 CCR § 3200.120: “Integrated Service Experience”
Client, and when appropriate the client's family, accesses a full range of services provided by multiple agencies,programs and funding sources in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
Counties may allocate up to 5% of their total annual MHSA fund for the Community Program Planning Process (WIC § 5892(c); 9 CCR § 3300(d)).
Mental Health Service Act oversight and Accountability Commission
CFLC Meeting: September 25, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
1325 J Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
1325 J Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-8696
Fax: (916) 445-4927
In June of 2019, the Council approved updated vision and mission statements as well as the addition of the guiding principles listed below.
A behavioral health system that makes it possible for individuals to lead full and purposeful lives.
To review, evaluate and advocate for an accessible and effective behavioral health system.
The California Behavioral Health Planning Council is mandated by federal and state statute to advocate for children with serious emotional disturbances and adults and older adults with serious mental illness; to review and report on the public behavioral health system; participate in statewide planning, and to advise the Legislature on priority issues.
Since the 1960s California has had a statewide advisory board operating independently from the State Department of Mental Health (now the Department of Health Care Services) to provide public input into mental health policy development and planning. The California Mental Health Planning Council, was established in state statute in 1993 in response to the realignment of mental health program responsibility and funding. In addition to establishing a dedicated funding base for mental health services, realignment provided county governments with greater autonomy and flexibility in managing their local mental health programs.
The Planning Council was designed to be an appropriate structure for public input, planning, and evaluation of performance indicators for mental health programs under realignment and tasked with specific duties to meet those responsibilities. In 2018, the California Mental Health Planning Council was renamed the California Behavioral Health Planning Council.
9 CA ADC § 3200.050BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness Title 9. Rehabilitative and Developmental Services Division 1. Department of Mental Health Chapter 14. Mental Health Services Act Article 2.
Definitions9 CCR § 3200.050§ 3200.050.
Client Driven.“Client Driven” means that the client has the primary decision-making role in identifying his/her needs, preferences and strengths and a shared decision-making role in determining the services and supports that are most effective and helpful for him/her.
Client driven programs/services use clients' input as the main factor for planning, policies, procedures, service delivery, evaluation and the definition and determination of outcomes.
Note: Authority cited: Section 5898, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Sections 5813.5(d)(2) and (3), 5830(a)(2) and 5866, Welfare and Institutions Code; and Section 2(e), MHSA.
The Handy Guide To Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, pdf (40 pages)summarizes California law governing all "state" boards and commissions. It generally requires these bodies to publicly notice their meetings, prepare agendas, accept public testimony and conduct their meetings in public unless specifically authorized to meet in closed session. This pamphlet was written with the individual board member in mind, and is intended to be an easy "how-to" guide to the law.
The Attorney General's 2003 pamphlet, The Brown Act, Open Meetings for Local Legislative Bodies, pdf ( 14 pages) summarizes the open meeting law for local boards and commissions.