July 2 at 1:30 pm
1315 10th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
THIRD READING HISTORY
SENATE RULES COMMITTEE:
Office of Senate Floor Analyses (916) 651-1520
Fax: (916) 327-4478
Bill No: SB 10
Author: Beall (D), et al.
SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE: 9-0, 3/27/19 AYES: Pan, Stone, Durazo, Grove, Hurtado, Leyva, Mitchell, Monning, Rubio
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE: 6-0, 5/16/19 AYES: Portantino, Bates, Bradford, Hill, Jones, Wieckowski
SUBJECT: Mental health services: peer support specialist certification
SOURCE: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ~ Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission ~ Steinberg Institute
Message from Senator Beall’s Office
Thank you so much for your patience- we have a new Assembly Health committee date for SB 10- Tuesday July 2 at 1:30 pm in room 4202. We will be up first. Please come and show your support- this will be our last policy committee hearing and we want it to be big!
Thank you to all who have sent letters!
Senator Beall’s office has sent the following message:
“SB 10 (Beall) will be heard in Assembly Health Committee Tuesday, June 11 1:30 p.m. — State Capitol, Room 4202. Please come and express your support for peers. As you know, though this policy has broad bipartisan support, it has been vetoed twice in the past so it’s important to send a loud a clear message that we need SB 10 signed into law!
The Assembly committees will only accept support letters through the Advocacy portal. Please take a moment to personalize the attached template, or update your current letter and please make sure support letters are uploaded through the Advocate Portal
Current SB 10 Peer Certification Fact Sheet
SB 10 Sample Support Letter
Do you want to be part of something bigger than yourself?
Become a member of Peer Action League (PAL)
1) Join our Intro to PAL webinar
2) Apply online or by PDF
Register for one of the INTRO TO PAL Webinars:
Two Webinar Dates
Tuesday May 14
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Thursday June 6
12 noon – 1 p.m.
To become a PALM you must agree to abide by
CHAMPRO’s Public Policy Principles
TO APPLY using SurveyMonkey or by downloading the PDF
PALM APPLICATION FOR INDIVIDUAL PEERS
SurveyMonkey Link: Individual Application
PDF Download Individual Peer Application
PALM APPLICATION FOR PEER RUN PROGRAM/AGENCY
Peer Action League Activities
- Webinars to Optimize Peer Run Agency/Program Infrastructure & Sustainability-Quarterly.
- Regional Policy Forums:
- 4 per year
- culminating with a statewide Conference in Year 3.
- Advocacy webinar series for effective peer stakeholder voices.
- Continued monthly peer webinars
- Peer Best Practices
- Peer Support 4 Peer Specialists (PS4PS)
- Empower peers throughout the State to serve on key State-level policy bodies.
- 3 PAL Action Committees meet online
- Peer Workforce
- Cultural Racial & Ethnic Equity
- Public Policy
- PAL Members (PALMs) quarterly meetings online to share progress and outcomes from Action Committees, and to plan collective next steps.
Please pass this on to colleagues, friends and people you serve!
Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters
This Thurs. 4/11
- Denise Walker, Senior Peer Support Specialist
- Riverside University Health System See Bio
What’s the Focus?
- Choose project Vision from January participant feedback
- Review CA Stakeholder, SAMHSA, other Peer Values
- Choose/Adopt Peer Values
SEE WWT Stakeholder-vetted Values & Ethics
SEE SAMHSA Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services
SEE Values and Ethics Copeland Center
About CAMHPRO’s Monthly Peer Webinars:
CAMHPRO has a quarterly rotation of a Spotlight with a Guest Presenter of Model Peer Support Practices, Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters (PS4PS) with a Guest Co-Facilitator, and Updates on CA Peer Specialist Standardization. THANKS TO THE CO-FACILITATOR VOLUNTEERS!
May, Aug, Nov, Feb:
Peer Model Spotlight—Next May 9
Topic: Changing Organizational Culture
Co-facilitator Kristen Mungcal, Program Manager, San Bernardino County
June, Sep, Dec, Mar:
State Peer Standardization–Next June 13
Co-facilitator: Catherine Clay, VP of Client Advisory, Los Angeles Region
July, Oct, Jan, April:
Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters (PS4PS)–Next July 11
Co-facilitator: Brian K. Hollander, Program Manager, Independent Living Resource Center, Inc., Santa Barbara
You only need to register once for this monthly webinar with your correct email. If you have already registered you will receive a reminder email each month with your unique link to join.
SB 10 will be heard at the Appropriations Committee
Monday April 8, 2019.
ANTHONY PORTANTINO, Chair
10 a.m. – John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) at Capitol
Dear Senator Portantino,
The Steinberg Institute is a leading nonprofit public policy institute that supports and encourages effective and comprehensive mental health policymaking. We are the proud sponsors of SB 10 (Beall) that would call upon the state to standardize high-quality peer and family support services. READ ENTIRE LETTER
Eric Bailey now works for Sacramento’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, using his lived experience with bipolar disorder to help connect people suffering from mental health issues to the care they need.
California lawmakers are considering a bill that could help build a workforce of people living with mental illness to help guide others in need of services toward care.
When Eric Bailey landed in a San Diego hospital after a mental health crisis in 2013, he says he was at the end of his rope.
“At the moment of being ready to discharge, I had zero idea what I was doing,” he said. “I had no vehicle there at the time, my wife was leaving me, I’d lost my job, I was losing my apartment as well.”
Bailey didn’t know where to go. Then a stranger approached him and told him he’d been in that same psychiatric ward, and that he could help. READ FULL ARTICLE
Following emotional testimony from supporters
The Senate Health Committee Wednesday
Unanimously passed SB 10 (Senator Jim Beall)
which would establish a certification process for peer providers of mental health and substance abuse services. Peers are people who draw on experiences with mental illness and/or substance use disorder and recovery, bolstered by specialized training, to deliver valuable support services in a treatment setting.
Witnesses Wednesday included Khatera Tamplen, a peer herself who is consumer empowerment manager at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and chair of the state Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, which co-sponsored the bill along with the Steinberg Institute. Also speaking was Keris Jän Myrick, Discipline Chief for Peer Services for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, who was featured in a New York Times article for being a successful executive with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Myrick was accompanied by LA County Director of Mental Health Jon Sherin, who said getting a certification process was his top priority.
Across California, peer providers are already used in many settings. However, there is no statewide standard of practice, consistent curriculum, training standards, supervision standards, or certification protocol in California, which now one of only two states (the other is South Dakota) that does not have peer certification. Yet peer support programs have emerged nationwide as an evidence-based practice with proven benefits to both peers and the clients they assist, including reduced hospitalizations, alleviation of depression and enhanced self-advocacy.
A peer support program also creates a career ladder so that consumers and family members working in mental health care have the opportunity to fully contribute, translating their experience into meaningful employment.
The first Hearing date for SB 10, Peer, Parent, Transition-Age, and Family Support Specialist Certification Program, has been set.
Wednesday March 27
Senate Health Committee Room 4203
Support letters are due a week before the hearing, so by 3/20