Assembly Bill 210, codified at Welfare & Institutions Code (WIC) § 18999.8, permits the exchange of otherwise confidential information within multidisciplinary personnel teams to facilitate the expedited identification, assessment, and linkage of homeless adults and families to housing and supportive services within the County (AB 210 MDTs). Consistent with section 18999.8, the County has developed the below protocol to effectuate this purpose.
AB 210 authorizes MDT members to share such information to improve coordination of housing and supportive services, increase continuity of care, and decrease duplication of services.
Expected outcomes from the implementation of AB210 includes:
- Better quality service delivery
- Increased ability to match clients to appropriate services and housing
San Mateo County Departments, their contracted agency providers, other governmental agency partners, and any other agencies/organizations that has, as one of its purposes, the identification, assessment, and linkage of homeless individuals to housing and supportive services to homeless adults or families within the County, may become Participating Agencies subject to this protocol. Pursuant to WIC 18999.8(b)(3), Participating Agencies in the County include but are not limited to:
- Human Services Agency
- San Mateo County Health
- Department of Housing
- Probation Department
- Mental Health Association
- Puente de la Costa Sur
If you have any questions about AB210, please send an email to HSA_Homeless_Programs@smcgov.org.