Mental Health California Timeline (1850s to present)


California instituted Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) by providing increased state matching funds to counties in order to comply with the T.L. v Belshe decision requiring that all federally mandated Medi-Cal programs be funded.

Medi-Cal Mental Health Managed Care implemented. As part of the delivery system, inpatient and various specialty psychiatric services became the responsibility of a single entity, the Mental Health Plan (MHP) in each county. All Medi-Cal recipients required to obtain these services through the MHP.

LACDMH began inpatient consolidation phase of Medi-Cal Mental Health Managed Care.