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(9.2) The county Community Mental Health agency used to provide outpatient mental health therapy, day treatment placements and residential placement services under AB 3632. Who is responsible for those services now?

(9.2) The county Community Mental Health agency used to provide outpatient mental health therapy, day treatment placements and residential placement services under AB 3632. Who is responsible for those services now?

Until October 2010, the scope of AB 3632 services also included mental health services through County Mental Health (CMH) agencies. These services are no longer provided through AB 3632.  The school district is responsible for  assessment and provision of special education services such as education in a small mental health setting or residential treatment setting and services and related services (or designated instruction and services in California law) such as psychological services, when they are necessary for a child to benefit from her special education. Some school districts have developed interagency agreements with county mental health agencies so that CMH can continue to provide outpatient mental health therapy and day treatment services through the IEP process.  Contact your school district to ask how such services are provided in your district and county.  See Chapter 5, Information on Related Services.