Assembly Bill 1315 establishes the EPI Plus Program Advisory Committee to the Commission to expand the provision of high-quality, evidence-based early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention services by providing additional funding through the EPI Plus Program.
This bill prescribes the membership of the Advisory Committee, including the Chair of the Commission, or his or her designee. Other members of the Advisory Committee include:
- The director of a county behavioral health department that administers an early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention-type program
- A representative from a nonprofit community mental health organization that focuses on service delivery to transition-aged youth and young adults
- A psychiatrist or psychologist
- A representative from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at the University of California, Davis, or a representative from a similar entity with expertise within the University of California system
- A representative from a health plan participating in the Medi-Cal managed care program and the employer-based health care market
- A representative from the medical technologies industry who is knowledgeable of advances in technology related to the use of innovative social media and mental health information feedback
- A representative knowledgeable of evidence-based practices as they pertain to the operations of an early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention-type programs, including knowledge of experiences outside of California.
- A representative who is a parent or guardian caring for a young child with mental illness
- An at-large representative
- A representative who is a person with lived experience of a mental illness
- A primary care provider from a licensed primary care clinic that provides integrated primary and behavioral health care
The Committee provides advice and guidance on approaches to early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention programs. The Committee will also administer a competitive selection process to provide funding for these programs and recommend a core set of standardized clinical and outcome measures.
To apply online for the EPI Plus Program Advisory Committee you will need to:
- Complete the online application form
- Upload a Current Resume
- Upload Copy of License or Certification (if applying as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or primary care provider)
If you have all these materials, continue to the online application form. Mailed or printed applications will not be accepted.