To ensure that it can demonstrate that the contracted personnel who provide mental health services are qualified, Long Beach should annually obtain and retain copies of contractor personnel lists and the credentials or licenses for personnel who provide mental health services to students in the SELPA.
The list of providers within our contract agencies (Star View and The Guidance Center) were provided in November of 2016. The lists indicate the names and types of licenses for the service providers.
In addition to the list, Long Beach has since provided evidence that it retains copies of the credentials or licenses for the service provider personnel.
We have gathered this information in list form, but we are seeking copies of the actual credential/license.
Long Beach has satisfied part of our recommendation by obtaining lists from its contractors of the personnel who provide mental health services to students, but it has not yet obtained copies of credentials or licenses for the personnel on those lists.
The District is awaiting further clarification from CDE regarding how to monitor this process beyond the current regulations. Recent legislation has been proposed by the legislature that would effect this process.
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