AB 1971: Mental health services: involuntary detention:
gravely disabled.

STATUS: AB 1971 was vetoed by the governor

SB 1971 would expand that definition of “gravely disabled” (A condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for his or her basic personal needs for food, clothing, or shelter) to also include an inability to provide for one's medical treatment. The bill has been amended to apply only to Los Angeles County as part of a pilot program. 

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