Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 9, § 3915 - Innovative Project Evaluation

(a) The County shall design a method for evaluating the effectiveness and feasibility of the Innovative Project and shall conduct the evaluation according to the method designed.
(b) The evaluation shall measure intended mental health outcomes selected by the County that are relevant to the risk of, manifestation of, and /or recovery from mental illness or to the improvement of the mental health system.
(1) The County shall select appropriate indicators to measure the intended mental health outcomes.
(c) The evaluation shall include a measurement related to the selected primary purpose. For example, if the primary purpose is to increase access to mental health services, the evaluation must include a measurement of access.
(d) The evaluation shall assess the impact of whatever element(s) of the Innovative Project are new and /or changed, compared to established practices in the field of mental health.
(e) The evaluation shall use quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation methods to determine which elements of the Innovative Project contributed to successful outcomes in order to support data-driven decisions about incorporating new and/or revised mental health practices into the County's existing systems and services and disseminating successful practices.
(f) The County shall collect and analyze necessary data to complete the evaluation.
(g) The evaluation shall be culturally competent and must include meaningful involvement by diverse community stakeholders.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 9, § 3915

Note: Authority cited: Section 5846, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Section 5830 and 5848, Welfare and Institutions Code; and MHSA, uncodified Sections 2 and 3 of Proposition 63.

1. New section filed 7-16-2015; operative 10-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 29).

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