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AB-1443 Mental health: technical assistance centers.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 5845.6 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

5845.6.
 (a) Subject to available funding, the commission shall establish one or more technical assistance centers to support counties in addressing mental health issues, as determined by the commission, that are of statewide concern. The commission shall establish which mental health issues are of statewide concern with the input of relevant stakeholders and shall include reducing the seven negative outcomes of untreated mental illness that are identified in subdivision (d) of Section 5840 within the mental health issues of statewide concern.
(b) Costs incurred as the result of complying with subdivision (a) shall be paid using funds allocated to the commission pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 5892.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that this act is consistent with and furthers the intent of the Mental Health Services Act within the meaning of Section 18 of the Mental Health Services Act.