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SB-340 Public health: mental health services.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/09/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 340


Introduced by Senator Stern

February 09, 2021


An act relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 340, as introduced, Stern. Public health: mental health services.
Existing law authorizes the State Department of Public Health to advise and assist local departments of health and education in the provision of mental health services.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to improve the efficacy of mental health services by addressing placement, referrals, and continuity of care.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to improve the efficacy of public health resources to ensure access to mental health services for Californians by improving timeliness of placement, addressing shortcomings in referrals, and enhancing continuity of care.