Senator Eggman’s Eight Bill Package on Conservatorship / LPS Reform
SB 1154 moved out of committee this week on a unanimous vote. This is the bill that attempts to ensure real time data regarding available beds. Several more bills are up next week: SB 1035 would, with respect to Laura’s Law, state that a court order also include medication when included in the treatment plan. SB 1227 would, under the LPS Act, authorize an additional 30-day period of treatment if the patient is still in need of intensive treatment and the certification for the additional 30-day treatment period has begun. The bill would also make conforming changes to the evaluation requirements for determining whether the patient is likely to qualify for appointment of a conservator. Most likely a CSAP member will provide lead witness testimony on these two bills Wednesday in the Senate Health Committee.
Senator Eggman, the Big City Mayors (mayors of the thirteen largest cities in California), a CSAP representative, and representatives of other statewide organizations will hold a press conference on this bill package Monday, April 4, at 11 a.m. The press conference will happen over Zoom. CSAP was asked to volunteer a forensic psychiatrist for this press event and will be doing so. We expect the press to report extensively on this event and Senator Eggman’s bill package. CSAP is grateful to all the doctors who are volunteering on various public policy fronts.
CMA Sponsored CURES Bill Moves Out of Committee
CMA’s sponsored bill, AB 2055 (Low) Controlled substances: CURES database, passed out of the Assembly Business & Professions Committee on a 12-0 vote. The bill will now move onto the Assembly Public Safety Committee. You may view the bill analysis and SYASL staff notes from the hearing below.
AB 2055 Bill Analysis
SYASL Staff notes