Public Policy Archives

Bills on the Move

Friday, May 5
10:00 a.m – 12:00 noon

An update and description, analysis and CAMHPRO positions on California current and new legislative bills that are important to people with mental health challenges and the community at large. Covered are bills on:

Involuntary Outpatient Treatment
Use of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Funding for services other than community-based, recovery-focused services
State Certification for Peer, Parent, Transition Age, Family Support Specialists

California Bills 

March 7, 2017
10 am -12 pm
Recording of webinar: Click Here
PowerPoint Presentation: Click Here

Where’d the Bills Go?

Wrapping Up CA 2016 Legislation Important to Mental Health Consumers and Looking to 2017


Wed, Oct 12
10:30 AM

California State Advocacy: Review of the life cycle of a bill. Description of California 2016 legislative outcomes–bills just signed into law and important ones that didn’t make it. Issues important to people with mental health challenges and the community at large for potentially new legislation in the 2017 session. Covered bills include:

  • Extend AOT (Involuntary Outpatient Treatment) beyond 2017 Sunset Date &-Encouraging Counties to Collaborate on AOT
  • Allow Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Funding for 5150 Psychiatric Involuntary 3-day Holds
  • Funding for Mental Health Awareness License Plates for Stigma Education
  • Require a Psychiatric Bed Registry
  • Require MHSA County-by-County Spending Reports
  • Require State Certification for Peer, Parent, Transition Age, Family Support Specialists