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Section 11798.1. (Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 862, Sec. 67.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §11798.1.

(a)Counties shall each develop and operate their alcohol and other drug abuse programs that would otherwise be required under this division, as one coordinated program in each county. Counties may combine their alcohol and drug advisory boards, their alcohol and other drug plans, their alcohol and drug budgets, and the submission deadlines for alcohol and other drug budgets and cost reports, and the administration of programs at both the county and provider levels.

(b)A county may, by resolution of its board of supervisors, develop and operate alcohol and other drug abuse programs as one coordinated system. In establishing coordinated systems with combined alcohol and other drug services counties shall do all of the following:

(1)Submit a county plan, including, but not limited to, a budget of all funds allocated to the county by the department.

(2)Report all of the following to the department:

(A)Utilization of all funds allocated by the department to the county in a combined annual expenditure report pursuant to state and federal requirements.

(B)All information necessary for the department to administer this section, including, but not limited to, information needed to meet federal reporting requirements. This information shall be reported on a form developed by the department in consultation with the County Alcohol and Drug Programs Administrators Association of California.

(3)Combine drug and alcohol administrations in performance of alcohol and other drug program administrative duties pursuant to Section 11801.

(4)Require combined programs, for planning and reimbursement purposes, to assess or categorize program participants at the time of admission and discharge with regard to whether their primary treatment needs are related to abuse of alcohol or of other drugs.

(5)Ensure that combined programs comply with statewide program standards developed pursuant to regulations adopted by the department in consultation with the alcohol and drug administrators.

(c)A county operating a coordinated system under this section shall assess or categorize a program participant at the time of admission and discharge as having problems primarily with abuse of either alcohol or of other drugs for purposes of federal reimbursement as required by federal law and report information to the department in a form consistent with existing data collection systems.

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