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 allow counties to provide effective treatment to individuals in the least restrictive setting, the Legislature should amend the criteria for assisted outpatient treatment programs to do the following:
Allow individuals who are exiting or have recently exited conservatorships to be eligible for those programs.

Provide express authority to include medication requirements in court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment plans so long as the medication is self-administered.

Include progressive measures to encourage compliance with assisted outpatient treatment plans, such as additional visits with medical professionals and more frequent appearances before the court.

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