Editorial Calls for State To Revise Mental Health Laws
A Sacramento Bee editorial states that Laura's Law -- a 2002 state law allowing counties to be more assertive in treating people with mental illness -- is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2013, and California's legislative leaders "ought to seize the opportunity to strengthen the law."Â The editorial argues that California's mental health care regulations have several shortcomings, including restrictions on the types of mental health care services that can be funded through Proposition 63. According to the editorial, state lawmakers "should undertake a longer-term review" of the state's mental health care laws and "leave their mark by helping people who, through no fault of their own, cannot help themselves."
- "Editorial: Laura's Law Needs Help From Prop. 63" (Sacramento Bee, 12/18).