The bill would require, consistent with federal law, that screening services under the EPSDT program include screening for trauma. The bill also would require the department, in consultation with the State Department of Social Services and others, to adopt, employ, and develop, as appropriate, tools and protocols for screening children for trauma and would authorize the department to implement, interpret, or make specific the screening tools and protocols by means of all-county letters, plan letters, or plan or provider bulletins.
SB-1466: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program: trauma screening
AAP-CA Position: Support
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