AB 1971: Mental health services: involuntary detention:
STATUS: AB 1971 STATUS: SB 906 WAS SENT TO THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE SUSPENSE FILE ON 8/6/2018, THE BILL IS SET ASIDE FOR A LATER HEARING DATE (TO BE DETERMINED).
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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