Title: State Department of State Hospitals: facility expansion: report.
Author: Brian W. Jones
SB 565, as amended, 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.Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, authorizes the appointment of a conservator of the person, or of the estate, or of the person and the estate, for any person who is gravely disabled as a result of mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism. Existing law requires a conservator appointed pursuant to these provisions to place the conservatee according to specified requirements and authorizes the placement to include certain facilities, including, among others, a state hospital.This bill would require the department, on or before July 1, 2022, to develop a plan to expand the capacity of its facilities to reduce wait times for a person committed to a department facility pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act to 60 days or less. The bill would require the department, on or before July 1, 2022, to submit to the Legislature a copy of the plan and a report regarding the anticipated cost of implementing the plan. The bill would require the department, on or before January 1,
2027, to implement that plan.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print. 02/18/2021
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 21. 02/19/2021
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with. 02/22/2021
(Ayes 32. Noes 4.) 02/22/2021
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.) 02/22/2021
Referred to Com. on RLS. 03/03/2021
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS. 03/08/2021
Re-referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD. 03/18/2021
Set for hearing April 7. 03/23/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0. Page 704.) (April 7). Re-referred to Com. on JUD. 04/08/2021
Set for hearing April 13. 04/09/2021
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 10. Noes 0. Page 776.) (April 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 04/14/2021
Set for hearing May 3. 04/21/2021
May 3 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file. 05/04/2021
Set for hearing May 20. 05/14/2021
May 20 hearing: Held in committee and under submission. 05/20/2021
Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56. 02/01/2022
SB 565 - Amended+Senate
03/08/2021 - SB 565 (Amended+Senate)
SB 565 - Introduced
02/18/2021 - SB 565 (Introduced)