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Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment Programs   

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(a) There is hereby established the Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment (EDAPT) Program Fund within the State Treasury. Moneys from private or other sources may be deposited into the fund and used for purposes of this part. General Fund moneys shall not be deposited into the fund.

(b) When the Department of Finance has determined that the total amount of the moneys in the fund established pursuant to subdivision (a) has reached or exceeded one million two hundred thousand dollars ($1,200,000), the Controller shall distribute all of the moneys in the fund to the Regents of the University of California for the purpose of providing reimbursement to an EDAPT program for services provided to persons who are referred to that program, but whose private health benefit plan does not cover the full range of required services.

(c) Funds distributed pursuant to this part shall not be used to pay for services normally covered by the patient's private health benefit plan and shall only be used to augment private health benefit plan coverage to provide the patient with the full range of necessary services.

(d) For purposes of this part, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "EDAPT program" means an Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment program and refers to a program that utilizes integrated systems of care to provide early intervention, assessment, diagnosis, a treatment plan, and necessary services for individuals with severe mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance using an interdisciplinary team of physicians, clinicians, advocates, and staff who coordinate care on an outpatient basis.

(2) "Private health benefit plan" means a program or entity that provides, arranges, pays for, or reimburses the cost of health benefits, but does not include coverage provided through the Medi-Cal system.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 547, Sec. 2.)