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Transfer of ADP Functions to Other Departments
In 2012, the Legislature voted to eliminate the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs effective July 1, 2013, and transfer ADPís functions and programs to other department(s) within the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS). This reorganization initially was proposed for July 1, 2012, however, the Legislature wanted to allow more time for affected departments to engage stakeholders and develop a detailed plan for a smooth transition and minimal impact on service delivery. Issues and recommendations that were identified at stakeholder meetings held in Fall 2012 were included in the Transition Plan. The plan was included in the Governorís proposed Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget.
The Transition Plan proposes to transfer all ADP functions related to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and the Office of Problem Gambling to the Department of Public Health (DPH). The integration of AOD services with mental health and primary care services is expected to result in a better coordinated system of care. OPG will be aligned with similar health promotional programs at DPH.
In April 2013, both the Assembly and Senate budget subcommittees approved the Transition Plan. With concurrence of the full budget committees and passing of the Governorís budget, ADPís programs and functions will transfer effective July 1, 2013.
Other Related Documents
DRAFT Transition Plan: Transfer of the Essential Functions of the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs to Departments within the California Health and Human Services Agency Effective July 1, 2013 (Draft September 17, 2012) (pdf)
ADP Transition Plan Stakeholder Meeting Schedule
All meetings will take place in ADP’s First Floor Conference Room, 1700 K Street, Sacramento, California 95811
September 11, 2012
September 28, 2012 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
October 16, 2012 – Time TBA
ADP's Stakeholder Process (Powerpoint)