A statement from our Executive Director Catherine Blakemore regarding the governor’s proposed budgetWe applaud the governor for a budget that provides investments in critical programs for people with disabilities and those in poverty who have not been able so far to fully benefit from the accumulated budget surpluses. We are also pleased it assures the ongoing full funding of In-Home Supportive Services; expands special education services, provides funds to address homelessness and mental health services; commits to more affordable and universal health care; and expands the Earned Income Tax Credit. We look forward to working with the governor and the legislature through the budget process.
We write in support of Board Motion 19-0940, submitted by Supervisors Kuehl and Ridley-Thomas. This motion would result in a plan for the phased elimination of Oleoresin Capsicum spray, also known as pepper spray, in all County camps and juvenile halls before the end of calendar year 2019...
Extra Services for Children and Youth Under The Medi-Cal EPSDT Program
1. What services can I get from Medi-Cal under EPSDT?
EPSDT stands for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment. EPSDT is a Medi-Cal benefit. If you are under age 21 and have full-scope Medi-Cal, you get the EPSDT benefit. EPSDT provides you with a number of health care benefits.
Periodic screens—First, EPSDT says that Medi-Cal must provide you with periodic screenings to determine your health care needs.