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SB-565 State Department of State Hospitals: facility expansion: report.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 565


Introduced by Senator Jones

February 18, 2021


An act to add and repeal Section 4100.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 565, as introduced, Jones. State Department of State Hospitals: facility expansion: report.
Existing law establishes the State Department of State Hospitals and provides that the department has jurisdiction over the specified facilities, including, among others, Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan, Napa, and Patton State Hospitals.
This bill would require the department to submit a report to the Legislature no later than August 1, 2022, regarding the anticipated cost of expanding the capacity of its facilities to reduce wait times for patients to be admitted to a department facility to a variety of levels. The bill would repeal this provision on January 1, 2026.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 4100.3 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

4100.3.
 (a) The department shall submit a report to the Legislature no later than August 1, 2022, regarding the anticipated cost of expanding the capacity of its facilities to reduce wait times for patients to be admitted to a department facility. The report shall include the anticipated costs of expanding department facilities to reduce wait times to a variety of levels, including, but not limited to, reducing the wait time for a person committed to a department facility pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Part 1 (commencing with Section 5000) of Division 5) to 60 days or less.
(b) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.