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File #: 22-245    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2021 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 4/5/2022 Final action: 4/5/2022
Title: Accept this informational report on the 2022 State and Federal Legislative sessions.
Attachments: 1. 20220405_att_2022 Board Tracker
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Executive
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Legislative Officer
Subject: 2022 State and Federal Legislative Update #2

RECOMMENDATION:
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Accept this informational report on the 2022 State and Federal Legislative sessions.

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BACKGROUND:
The California State Legislature continues to make its way through the 2022 legislative and state budget sessions. At the federal level, President Biden signed a bipartisan FY 2022 funding bill.

DISCUSSION:

2022 State Legislative Session
CARE Courts and LPS Reform: On March 3rd, Governor Newsom announced his Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court proposal focused on the state's population of mentally ill individuals. CARE Court would provide assistance to individuals with specified mental health conditions whose judgment is impaired and cannot make informed or rational decisions about their necessary medical treatment. The assistance would be provided before an individual enters into a potential conservatorship or is incarcerated. Many of these persons are homeless, and the Newsom Administration estimates that about 7,000 to 12,000 Californians would be eligible for the program.
CARE Court would create a mental-health-focused arm of the civil courts in every County and connect a person in crisis with a court-ordered Care Plan for up to 12 months. The plan would include services and supports such as short-term stabilization medications and connections to social services and housing. County behavioral health departments would be responsible for developing these plans relying on existing local funding sources, such as Mental Health Services Act, mental health realignment, federal funding, the proposed $1.5 billion for behavioral health bridge housing, and various other housing funding streams included in Governor Newsom's $12 billion homeless plan to serve this ...

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