Opinion: San Francisco Must Enact Mental Health Law
In 2002, the state Legislature passed Laura's Law, which is designed to treat individuals with mental illness. Counties are responsible for choosing whether to adopt the legislation. San Francisco supervisors should enact Laura's Law to offer "many more people hope for proper treatment -- and for freedom from the ravages of chronic mental illness," according to Stephen Cummings, Cameron Quanbeck and John Rouse, members of the California Psychiatric Association. Laura's Law "is cost-effective and preventive medicine, plain and simple," they conclude.
- "Laura's Law Will Save Mentally Ill, S.F. Budget" (Cummings et al., San Francisco Chronicle, 8/1).