Report 2019-119 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

To evaluate and address shortages in the capacity of its treatment facilities, Shasta should, by August 2021, conduct an assessment that determines the number and type of treatment beds that it needs to provide adequate care for individuals who require involuntary treatment. Once the county completes the assessment, it should adopt plans to develop the needed capacity.

60-Day Agency Response

1. Shasta County HHSA analysts Joseph Carpenter and Josette McKrola, Adult Services Clinical Division Chiefs Monteca Zumalt and Genell Restivo, Deputy Director Robin Bowman, Public Guardian Program Manager Amparo Buck and Director Paige Greene will work collaboratively to conduct an assessment to determine the number and type of treatment beds needed to provide adequate care to individuals receiving involuntary treatment by the six-month review date.

2. After assessment is complete, Adult Services contract Analysts Stewart Buettell and Patricia Pratt, Clinical Program Coordinator Mey Chao-Lee, Clinical Division Chiefs Monteca Zumalt and Genell Restivo, Deputy Director Robin Bowman, and Director Paige Greene will adopt plans to develop needed capacity.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 07/31/2021
  • Response Date: September 2020

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2019-119

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.