Report 2019-119 Recommendation Responses

Report 2019-119: Lanterman-Petris-Short Act: California Has Not Ensured That Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses Receive Adequate Ongoing Care (Release Date: July 2020)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To ensure that it is informed about the costs of providing adequate care to individuals treated through the LPS Act, the Legislature should require State Hospitals to report by no later than April 2021 about the cost of expanding its facilities' capacities to reduce and stabilize the LPS waitlist. The report should include a range of options including, but not limited to, reducing the LPS waitlist to limit wait times to within 60 days.

Description of Legislative Action

As of September 28, 2020, the Legislature has not taken action to address this specific recommendation.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2020

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

All Recommendations in 2019-119