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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.

ADP Reorganization Matrix NEW!

RN 1311286 (Trailer Bill Language) NEW!

ADP Function Transfer Plan released January 10, 2013

ADP Reorganization Fact Sheet DraftV1

ADP Reorganization Matrix DraftV1

ADP Reorganization TBL DraftV1

Project Charter

Other Related Documents


Issue Paper: Stakeholder Feedback Ė Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs Transfer of Functions (October 10, 2012) (pdf)

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

Timeline for Transition Under Senate Bill 1014 (pdf)

ADP's Stakeholder Process (Powerpoint)


Summaries of Comments

Regional Community Stakeholders
Director’s Advisory Council
Prevention Providers
Office of Problem Gambling Providers

Stakeholder Recommendations

Association and Group Recommendations

Individual Stakeholder Recommendations

Analyses of Proposed Changes