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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
 
State Assembly
 
Disability Rights, 
Curtis Child, JD
916 504-5939
FAX 916 504-5807
 
ACLU Los Angeles
213- 977-9500
1313 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
 
 
Submitted by
Ellie Stabeck
Advocacy Chair, 
NAMI San Gabriel Valley in Pasadena
626-243-8281

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