Counselor Certification Organizations
- Updated Medical Forms for Clients and Facility Personnel
- Update in the Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs Death Reporting Requirements
- Perinatal Guidelines
Treatment programs providing services to women and/or women
with children are required to follow DHCS’s Perinatal Services
Network Guidelines. These combine federal regulation with state
perinatal program requirements. DCHS has also released
the Office of Women's and Perinatal Services Resource Booklet.
- Youth Treatment Guidelines
The Youth Treatment Guidelines identify and document the
treatment models and intervention research found to be
effective with youth. These best practices are included in this
document to ensure that youth intervention and treatment
services are safe, appropriate, and cost effective. They were
developed and intended to be used in conjunction with, not to
conflict with or duplicate, other applicable laws, regulations
or standards that govern programs serving youth.
The Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA)
provided drug treatment rather than incarceration for first- or
second-time nonviolent adult drug offenders who use, possess,
or transport illegal drugs for personal use. Funding for
SACPA was eliminated effective July 1, 2009. DCHS
maintains an archive of All County Lead Agency (ACLA) letters
that inform counties of changes in SACPA and OTP funding and
- State-County NNA Contract
The Department of Health Care Services provides AOD program
funds (excluding SACPA and grant programs such as SDFSC) to
counties through a contract process. The NNA-DMC contract
specifies the terms and conditions under which such funds must
be spent by counties.
Treatment - CalOMS is the state’s implementation of a
federal mandate to report on the outcomes of federally funded
programs. The CalOMS treatment dataset is reported through data
entry in AVATAR.
DHCS’s CalOMS Treatment Data Collection Guide supplements AVATAR
documentation in describing the CalOMS treatment dataset.
CalOMS prevention data is submitted directly to the state.
Further information is available through the DHCS
the state’s implementation of the capacity management mandate
in the SAPTBG regulations. All treatment providers must enter
waiting list data on the DHCS DATAR web page.