Governor Newsom signed SB 43, to modernize the State’s conservatorship laws for the first time in more than 50 years. SB 43 updates the definition for those eligible for conservatorship to include people who are unable to provide for their personal safety or necessary medical care, in addition to food, clothing, or shelter, due to either severe substance use disorder or serious mental health illnesses. The Governor was joined by Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman and mental health advocates and clinicians as he signed the bill. Among those present were CSAP Board Chairwoman Jessica Thackaberry and CSAP’s Governmental Affairs Past Chairwoman Emily Wood. You may view the Governor’s full press release here.
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