AB 1971 has made it out of committee with limitations as described in this article
It amends involuntary commitment criteria to include medical necessity for a gravely disabled person due to severe mental illness.
The bill has made it out of committee, but is still working its way through the state legislature, and there is still time to advocate for it.
Please check out the bill.
Do the people on the street, unaware they are ill, suffering from hunger, cold, hot, pain and filth have the right to a fair chance at life, the right to NOT be homeless, the right to NOT die?
They have the right to treatment.
Since thousands homeless mentally ill are incarcerated in the Los Angeles Twin Towers Prison, the nation’s largest mental health facility, ask Disability Rights and the ACLU if incarceration violates their rights.
INFORMATION on the Bill: AB 1971
State Senate DIstrict Map
NAMI San Gabriel Valley in Pasadena