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This is the pro-forma resolution to implmeent Laura's Lawr Boards of Supervisors need to adopt to implement Laura's Law (Provided by CTAC)

RESOLUTION No. _________

OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF ______________

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF ____________ CERTIFYING THAT NO VOLUNTARY MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM IS TO BE REDUCED AS A RESULT OF IMPLEMENTING "LAURA’S LAW" (ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT)

WHEREAS, the _________ County Board of Supervisors finds and declares as follows:

A. The State of California enacted “Laura’s Law” Assembly Bill 1421 (Chapter1017, Statutes of 2802), codified in California Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 5345-5349.5. This act became effective on January 1, 2003; and

B. “Laura’s Law” is named after Laura Wilcox, the loved and well-respected citizen from Nevada County who perished in the tragic 2001 shooting incident at the Nevada County mental health facility; and

C. “Laura’s Law,” also known as the “Assisted Outpatient Treatment” (AOT), applies to counties that exercise a local option to implement the project; and

D. In _________, 2008, ___________County declared its intent to implement "Laura’s Law" (Resolution No. ______); and

E. "Laura’s Law" provides that funding of an AOT program cannot be at the expense of voluntary mental health treatment programs; and

F. Prior to implementing an AOT program, the California Department of Mental Health is requiring that county board of supervisors pass a resolution certifying that no voluntary mental health treatment program serving adults or children is to be reduced as a result of implementing an AOT program; and

G. The “Laura’s Law” component of _________ County’s Community Services and Supports Plan does not contemplate, and will not result in, a reduction to any such voluntary treatment programs.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Supervisors of ________County,
California does hereby authorize the use of Laura’s Law in ________County and certifies that no voluntary mental health treatment program serving adults or children is to be reduced as a result of _________County implementing “Laura’s Law,” also known as "Assisted Outpatient Treatment.”


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