Conservatorship

Legislation

State bills relating to Conservatorship and Self-Determination

 

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)

 

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)