BH Information Notice: 20-75 AOT/Laura’s Law
Source: California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders
Topics: AOT / Laura's Law, Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs
On September 25, 2020, AB 1976 was chaptered into law amending the current legislation associated with AOT, commonly known as Laura’s Law, effective July 1, 2021. The AOT program permits court ordered treatment services for a person with mental illness who meets specific criteria.
As a result of AB 1976, all California counties will be required to offer AOT or opt out. This BHIN outlines the implementation and reporting requirements of the AOT program.