Conservatorship

Legislation

AB 1976 - Mental health services: assisted outpatient treatment
DRC Oppose

We appreciate your efforts along with the sponsors on continuing to address the concerns we have remaining with the bill. We respectfully oppose this bill unless it is amended to ensure that critical protections for participants remain in the bill.

AB 1976 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 1976 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 1016 - Limited conservatorship
DRC Sponsors

SB 1016 requires that, during proceedings for limited conservatorship, the court to inquire as to what alternatives to conservatorship have been tried, including supported decision making, for how long, and have counsel state on the record any reasons why those alternatives are not appropriate.

SB 1016 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 1016 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 1016 - Limited conservatorship
DRC Sponsors

SB 1016 requires that, during proceedings for limited conservatorship, the court to inquire as to what alternatives to conservatorship have been tried, including supported decision making, for how long, and have counsel state on the record any reasons why those alternatives are not appropriate.

SB 1016 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 1016 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 640 - Mental health services: gravely disabled
DRC Oppose

SB 640 seeks to significantly broaden the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) definition of “gravely disabled” in order to expand the number of persons that can be involuntarily held and conserved.

SB 640 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 640 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 590 - Substance use disorders: involuntary treatment. Mental health evaluations: gravely disabled due to impairment by chronic alcoholism
DRC Oppose

SB 590 seeks to amend the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) to allow a family member to file a petition in superior court alleging that a person suffers from a substance abuse disorder, is a threat to self or others, and would benefit from treatment; and to seek in the petition an order to require the person, for up to 360 days, to undergo treatment for a substance abuse disorder.

SB 590 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 590 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 1572 - Mental health services: gravely disabled
DRC Oppose

AB 1572 seeks to significantly broaden the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) definition of “gravely disabled” in order to expand the number of persons that can be involuntarily held and conserved.

AB 1572 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 1572 Position Letter (rtf)