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Butte County to Delay Launch of New Mental Health Law

A landmark mental health law takes effect next year in California, but Butte County says it will delay implementation of it until 2026. Senate Bill 43 expands the definition of "gravely disabled" in the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act to include those with substance abuse disorders, making a new group of people eligible for conservatorships or detention under a 5150 hold. Behavioral Health Director SCott Kennelly said "There's not enough infrastructure, there's not enough staff, there's no policies and procedures need to be developed and the trainings to make this law something that we can actually implement," The Board of Supervisors requested that the Behavioral Health Department return every few months for an update on their progress