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AB 1331

Title: Mental health: Statewide Director of Crisis Services.
Author: Jacqui V. Irwin

Summary
AB 1331, Irwin. Mental health: Statewide Director of Crisis Services. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, authorizes, among other things, the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders and the appointment of a conservator of the person, of the estate, or of both, for a person who is gravely disabled as a result of a mental health disorder. The act is administered by the Director of Health Care Services.This bill would require the director to appoint a full-time Statewide Director of Crisis Services. The bill would require the Statewide Director of Crisis Services to monitor, support, and coordinate with support providers, with the goal of having a comprehensive crisis care system, as specified, and coordinate with the Department of Managed Health Care, the Department of Insurance, and other departments, agencies, and entities, as necessary, to support and advocate for the creation and continued existence of a comprehensive, integrated, and reliable network of services. The bill would also specify the duties of the Statewide Director of Crisis Services, which would include various tasks relating to behavioral health crisis care in the state including, among other things, coordinating behavioral health programs and services statewide to ensure continuity of services and access points across county lines, other geographic boundaries, or both, and to promote and enhance cross-agency information exchange and resource sharing. The bill would authorize the Statewide Director of Crisis Services to undertake other related activities that they deem necessary to accomplish their duties. The bill would require the Director of Health Care Services to ensure that the Statewide Director of Crisis Services has the resources necessary to achieve the duties of the position.

Status
Introduced. To print. 02/19/2021
From printer. May be heard in committee March 22. 02/20/2021
Read first time. 02/22/2021
Referred to Com. on HEALTH. 03/04/2021
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 6). 04/07/2021
Read second time and amended. 04/08/2021
Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 04/12/2021
In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file. 04/28/2021
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 20). 05/20/2021
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading. 05/24/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 05/25/2021
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.) 06/01/2021
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. 06/02/2021
Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD. 06/16/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH. 06/22/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (June 30). Re-referred to Com. on JUD. 06/30/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (July 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 07/14/2021
In committee: Referred to suspense file. 08/16/2021
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 26). 08/26/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 08/26/2021
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.). 09/02/2021
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 4 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77. 09/02/2021
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 73. Noes 0.). 09/07/2021
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m. 09/13/2021
Vetoed by Governor. 10/07/2021

Bill Documents
AB 1331 - Enrolled
09/09/2021 - AB 1331 (Enrolled)


AB 1331 - Amended+Senate
06/22/2021 - AB 1331 (Amended+Senate)

AB 1331 - Amended+Assembly
05/24/2021 - AB 1331 (Amended+Assembly)

AB 1331 - Amended+Assembly
04/08/2021 - AB 1331 (Amended+Assembly)

AB 1331 - Introduced
02/19/2021 - AB 1331 (Introduced)