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DIVISION 5. COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES [5000 - 5952]

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1667. )

PART 1. THE LANTERMAN-PETRIS-SHORT ACT [5000 - 5556]

  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1374. )

CHAPTER 6.2. Mental Health Advocacy [5500 - 5556]

  ( Heading of Chapter 6.2 renumbered from Chapter 6 (as added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 841) by Stats. 1986, Ch. 248, Sec. 251. )

ARTICLE 7. Housing Conservatorship Working Group [5555 - 5556]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 845, Sec. 2. )

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(a) The County of Los Angeles, the County of San Diego, and the City and County of San Francisco, subject to Section 5450, shall establish a working group to conduct an evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) in addressing the needs of persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders in the county or the city and county. The evaluation shall include all of the following:

(1) An assessment of the number and status of persons who have been conserved under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450), the effectiveness of these conservatorships in addressing the short- and long-term needs of those persons, and the impact of conservatorships established pursuant to that chapter on existing conservatorships established pursuant to Division 4 (commencing with Section 1400) of the Probate Code or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 5350) and on mental health programs provided by the county or the city and county.

(2) The service planning and delivery process for persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450).

(3) The number of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) who are placed in locked, acute psychiatric, hospital, rehabilitation, transitional, board and care, or any other facilities or housing types, and the duration of the confinement or placement in each of the facilities or housing types, including descriptions and analyses of the various types of confinement or placements and the types of onsite wraparound or other services, such as physical and behavioral health services.

(4) The number of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) placed in another county and the types of facilities and the duration of the placements, including the types of onsite wraparound or other services, such as physical and behavioral health services.

(5) The number of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) by the conserving county who receive permanent supportive housing in any county during their conservatorship, whether permanent supportive housing was provided during the conservatorship, and the wraparound services or other services, such as physical and behavioral health services, provided.

(6) The number of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) who are able to maintain housing and the number who maintain contact with the treatment system after the termination of the conservatorship, including the type and level of support they were receiving at the time they were conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450).

(7) The number of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) who successfully complete substance use disorder treatment programs.

(8) The incidence and rate of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) who have been detained pursuant to Section 5150 subsequent to termination of the conservatorship at 6, 12, and 24 months following conservatorship.

(9) An analysis of demographic data of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450), including gender, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, and sexual orientation.

(10) A survey of the individuals conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) and an analysis of the effectiveness of the placements and services they were provided while conserved.

(11) The substance use relapse rate of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) at 6, 12, and 24 months following conservatorship, to the extent this information can be obtained.

(12) The number of deaths of persons conserved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450) within 6, 12, and 24 months following conservatorship, and the causes of death, to the extent this information can be obtained.

(13) A detailed explanation for the absence of any information required in paragraph (11) or paragraph (12) that was omitted from the evaluation.

(b) The working group shall be comprised of representatives of disability rights advocacy groups, the county mental health department, the county health department, the county social services department, law enforcement, labor unions, staff from hospitals located in the county or the city and county, and, if one exists, the county department of housing and homeless services.

(c) Each working group shall prepare and submit a preliminary report and a final report to the Legislature on its findings and recommendations regarding the implementation of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 5450). The preliminary report shall be submitted to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2021, and the final report shall be submitted to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2023, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 467, Sec. 8. (SB 40) Effective October 2, 2019. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 5556.)

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This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 845, Sec. 2. (SB 1045) Effective January 1, 2019. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Article 7, commencing with Section 5555.)

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