The temporary youth mental health services program (program), commonly known as "I Matter", is scheduled to repeal on June 30, 2024. The bill continues the program indefinitely.
Under existing law, the selection of a vendor to create or use an existing online portal to facilitate the program (program vendor) is exempt from the requirements of the state's procurement code. The bill repeals the exemption.
Existing law requires the state department of human services to report to the general assembly about the program twice each year. The bill requires one annual report, due June 30 of each year.
The bill requires the behavioral health administration (BHA) to annually evaluate the efficacy of the program. The bill requires the BHA to conduct surveys of youth and providers who participate in the program and collect data from providers and the program vendor for the annual evaluation.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)