Chapter 26.5 Interagency Responsibilities for Providing Services to Handicapped Children.
(a) The Director of the State Department of Mental Health is responsible for monitoring county mental health agencies to ensure compliance with the requirement to provide mental health services to disabled pupils pursuant to this chapter and to ensure that funds provided for this purpose are appropriately utilized.
(b) The Director of the State Department of Mental Health shall submit a report to the Legislature by April 1, 2005, that includes the following:
(1) A description of the data that is currently collected by the State Department of Mental Health related to pupils served and services provided pursuant to this chapter.
(2) A description of the existing monitoring process used by the State Department of Mental Health to ensure that county mental health agencies are complying with this chapter.
(3) Recommendations on the manner in which to strengthen and improve monitoring by the State Department of Mental Health of the compliance by a county mental health agency with the requirements of this chapter, on the manner in which to strengthen and improve collaboration and coordination with the State Department of Education in monitoring and data collection activities, and on the additional data needed related to this chapter.
(c) The Director of the State Department of Mental Health shall collaborate with the Superintendent of Public Instruction in preparing the report required pursuant to subdivision (b) and shall convene at least one meeting of appropriate stakeholders and organizations, including a representative from the State Department of Education, to obtain input on existing data collection and monitoring processes, and on ways to strengthen and improve the data collected and monitoring performed.
(d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 43, Sec. 36.)