SB 1466, as amended, Mitchell. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program: trauma screening.
Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services, including early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment for any individual under 21 years of age who is covered under Medi-Cal consistent with the requirements under federal law. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid Program provisions.
Existing federal law provides that EPSDT services include periodic screening services, vision services, dental services, hearing services, and other necessary services to correct or ameliorate defects and physical and mental illnesses and conditions discovered by the screening services, whether or not the services are covered under the state plan. In addition to the required periodic screening services, existing federal law provides that Medicaid-eligible children are entitled to interperiodic screenings in order to identity a suspected illness or condition not present or discovered during the periodic exam.
The bill would require those screening services under the EPSDT
begin delete Programend delete to include screening for begin delete trauma. The bill would provide that child abuse and neglect or removal of the child from the parent or legal guardian by a child welfare agency shall be prima facie evidence of trauma for purposes of conducting a screening under the EPSDT Program.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 14132.19 is added to the Welfare and
2Institutions Code, to read:
begin deleteScreening end deleteservices provided under the Early and Periodic
5Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT)
begin delete Programend delete
6 pursuant to subdivision (v) of Section 14132 shall include screening
begin delete trauma.end delete
11(b) Child abuse and neglect or removal of the child from the
12parent or legal guardian by a child welfare agency shall be prima
13facie evidence of trauma for purposes of conducting a screening
14consistent with this section under the EPSDT Program.