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SB-465 Mental health.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 09/07/2021 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  September 07, 2021
Passed  IN  Senate  September 03, 2021
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 02, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  August 30, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  May 20, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  April 26, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  March 08, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 465


Introduced by Senator Eggman
(Coauthor: Senator Gonzalez)

February 16, 2021


An act to add Section 5845.8 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 465, Eggman. Mental health.
Existing law contains provisions governing the operation and financing of community mental health services in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs.
Existing law, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), an initiative measure enacted by the voters as Proposition 63 at the November 2, 2004, statewide general election, establishes the continuously appropriated Mental Health Services Fund to fund various county mental health programs and establishes the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to oversee the administration of various parts of the act.
This bill would require the commission to report to specified legislative committees the outcomes for people receiving community mental health services under a full service partnership model, as specified, including any barriers to receiving the data and recommendations to strengthen California’s use of full service partnerships to reduce incarceration, hospitalization, and homelessness.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 5845.8 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

5845.8.
 (a) The commission shall biennially report to the Senate and Assembly Committees on Health, Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, and Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services the outcomes for those receiving community mental health services under a full service partnership model. The initial report shall be submitted no later than November 15, 2022. The commission may also issue a progress report in a year when it is not otherwise due if the commission deems the report to be necessary.
(b) The report shall include, but not be limited to, information regarding persons eligible for full service partnerships, including summary information relating to enrollees and nonenrollees with respect to the community mental health services they receive and their experience with all of the following:
(1) Incarceration or criminalization.
(2) Housing status or homelessness.
(3) Hospitalization, emergency room utilization, and crisis service utilization.
(c) The report shall also include information regarding individuals who separate from a full service partnership, including, but not limited to, analysis of the reasons for separation and, to the extent possible, the community mental health services received and the statuses or experiences of these individuals regarding the outcomes identified in subdivision (b) for a period of 12 months following separation.
(d) The report shall also assess the degree to which the individuals most in need are accessing services and maintaining participation in a full service partnership or other programs providing similar services.
(e) The commission shall report any barriers to receiving the data relevant to completing this report and include recommendations to strengthen California’s use of full service partnerships to reduce incarceration, hospitalization, and homelessness.
(f) In doing this work, the commission shall consult with the California mental health community, including, but not limited to, consumers, relatives of consumers, providers, and other subject matter experts.