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Bill Making Mental Health Funds More Flexible Clears Committee with Bipartisan Support
Senate Bill 1273 Grants Greater Flexibility in Use of Mental Health Services Act Funds
(Sacramento) – Yesterday, the Senate Health Committee approved legislation by Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) – Senate Bill 1273 – that gives county personnel greater flexibility over the use of Mental Health Services Act funds for outpatient crdisis stabilization services. The bill is co-authored by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) and other legislators. “With SB 1273, we have a chance to provide another tool in the toolbox for counties on how they can approach the mental health crisis we are facing,” Moorlach said.