Mental Health Policy
A.B. 2273- Military law: suicide
, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, prohibits a member of the active militia, including the California National Guard, from being prosecuted for a military crime based on an attempt to kill himself or herself. The law also requires the Adjutant General to ensure that any active militia member who attempts suicide is referred as soon as possible to the department’s Behavioral Health Liaison Program. [signed by Governor Brown on 9/13/16]
A.B. 38- Mental health: Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment Program
, authored by Assemblymember Susan Eggman, establishes the EDAPT Program Fund, offering reimbursements to the Regents of the University of California for providing early diagnosis and prevention treatment services to individuals with severe mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance.
[signed by Governor Brown on 9/24/16]
A.B. 1299- Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services: foster children
, authored by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, ensures that foster children who are placed outside of their county of original jurisdiction are able to access mental health services in a timely manner consistent with their individualized strengths and needs and the requirements of the EPSDT program standards and requirements. [signed by Governor Brown on 9/25/16]