California Issues Guidance on Mandated Reporting Requirements and ACEs Screening

This week, a joint letter was published by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and the Office of the California Surgeon General providing clarifying guidance to clinicians, local governments, and other stakeholders on the responsibilities of health care clinical teams conducting screenings for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the context of the state’s mandated reporting requirements.

The full guidance letter is available here.