Policy & Legislation
NAMI California sent a letter to the Department of Health Care Services urging them to submit an Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance (SMI/SED) Demonstration Opportunity application to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. See the full letter here.
NAMI California supports Proposition 2 (No Place Like Home). Read why here.
Policy Platform [pdf]
NAMI California has created a short presentation on the fundamentals of mental health policy in California and the Mental Health Services Act.
Bills are selected for support based on how well they match 2018 affiliate and member priorities as well as NAMI California’s policy platform. The finalized list goes through a multi-step approval process in which it is reviewed by staff, NAMI California's policy committee, and and NAMI California's full board.
NAMI California-Sponsored Legislation
SB 1363 Crisis Intervention Training for Police Officers, Voluntary Contribution Fund
AB 680 Adopting Two Mental Health Training Courses For Local Public Safety Dispatchers
Information on Important Legislation
SB 906 Creating Certified Peer Support Specialists
SB 968 Increasing Mental Health Counselors on University Campuses
SB 1010 Supportive Housing Pilot Program for Parolees
SB 1125 Allowing Same Day Visits for Healthcare and Mental Health Treatment
SB 215 Creating a Pretrial Diversion Program
AB 2022 Increasing Mental Health Professionals on K-12 Campuses
AB 1971 Redefining Gravely Disabled
AB 1795 Transporting Patients in Crisis Directly to a Behavioral Health Facility
SB 1045 Expanding Conservatorship in Certain Cases
SB 1101 Establishing Mental Health Statewide Objectives
California Legislature Advocates (create account to track your advocacy)
Legislative Calendar [pdf]
The California Channel (live webcasts of hearings/Senate and Assembly floors)
Legislative Process Overview (Cal State) [pdf]