2014 CADA Public Policy Conference

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Registration is now open for the 2014 CADA Public Policy Conference on April 29 in Sacramento.

cada-logoThis year the conference will address major issues and challenges for the SUD field, including implementation of the ACA and California's Medicaid expansion which opens up SUD treatment to large numbers of individuals, continued implementation of realignment, and the state's plan for implementing the recently awarded two-year extension to meet the court order to reduce the state's prison population.

Unlike many other policy conferences, the CADA conference is an intimate conversation with top policy leaders. Rather than hear presenters give lectures, attendees will be able to have real dialogue with the individuals primarily responsible for making policy decisions that impact the SUD field.

Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) have confirmed that they will address the CADA Public Policy Conference to discuss legislative proposals that will impact the SUD field.

Senator Beall, a champion of mental health and SUD policy, recently introduced a budget proposal to enforce the federal Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) in California.

Senator Ed Hernandez is a physician and strong advocate for SUD treatment. He recently introduced SB 973 to allow a narcotic treatment program (NTP) to admit a patient to narcotic detoxification or maintenance treatment at the discretion of the NTP's medical director rather than wait the currently required seven days after the previous treatment attempt. This bill would remove a significant barrier to accessing treatment and prevent unnecessary discomfort for patients in addiction recovery.

Karen Baylor, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services at the California Department of Health Care Services, and Diane Cummins, Special Advisor to Governor Brown, will also address the conference.

Registration and Orientation

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ccco-logoBeginning March 1, 2014, prior to registering with a certifying organization a person shall complete a nine-hour orientation course consisting of three hours each of ethics, professional boundaries, and confidentiality

Each certifying organization shall require pre-registrants to take the orientation course from an approved education provider.

Lost CAS REGISTRATION Bill?

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Your renewal for CAS Registration must be accompanied by your bill.

If you have lost it you may download the form you need here:

CAS Registration renewal billing

DHCS Uniform Code of Conduct

Please fill in your Registration number, Name and Address.  Also include a signed copy of the Uniform Code of Conduct.

Sending in an unsigned renewal with incomplete information or lack of payment will delay processing of your renewal.

CAARR Institute Tuition Increase

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Important News Regarding The CAARR Institute

A new 27-week course at the CAARR Institute begins Saturday, November 16. This course will be the LAST TIME that CAARR is able to offer our curriculum in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Studies at the current tuition rate of $1000.

Beginning with the class that enrolls for the course beginning June 14, 2014, the tuition for the 27-week course will be increased to $1,200.

Students affiliated with CAARR program member facilities will continue to be qualified for a $200 Scholarship with a letter from the program.

In addition, tuition for the Supplemental CAARR Institute will be increased at the same time from $40 per 6-hour session to $50 per 6-hour session. Students affiliated with CAARR program member facilities will be qualified to receive an $8-per-session scholarship with a letter from the program.

CAARR and the CAARR Institute regret having to raise fees to attend our BPPE-approved education program next year. Our Institute will continue offering the highest quality education available, and at an extremely reasonable rate.