Governor Brown Signs Bill on Marriage and Family Therapists – Victory for Health Centers!



In a victory for health centers looking to increase and diversify their behavioral health workforce, Governor Brown recently signed AB1863 (Woods) which allows Federally Qualified Health Centers to bill Medi-Cal for behavioral health visits conducted by Marriage and Family Therapists.   This bill will go into effect on January 1, 2017 and SFCCC will be working with our colleagues at the California Primary Care Associationon implementation.  A fact sheet with Q and A's will be available in late October.