NAMI CA 2020 LPS White Paper
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness California
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Family Members, Peers, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: AOT / Laura's Law, Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, Crisis Response System, Family, Homelessness, Housing Support, MHSA, Program Funding, Mental Health Treatment, Mobile Crisis Unit, Peer Support, Post-discharge, Community Reentry, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization
This report provides education and background on LPS, with a basic overview on the California law governing the involuntary civil commitment of individuals who — due to mental illness — pose a danger to themselves or others, or who are gravely disabled and require inpatient psychiatric care. Included are recommendations for needed reform of the current law and practice.