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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Contact: Amanda Smith (714) 662-6050
Tuesday, 23, 2016                                                          
Press Conference to Present SB 1273, Emergency Mental Health Services Funding

 Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa); Police Chief Charles F. Celano, Jr., Tustin Police Department; Steven C. Moreau, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Hospital; Dr. Peter Anderson, Physician, Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) Representative for Supervisors Behavioral Health Ad Hoc; Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do; Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett.

California is facing a mental health crisis. Local government and the medical industry are struggling to handle the mental health services needs of their local communities. Senator Moorlach, Supervisor Do, Chairwoman Bartlett, representatives from the hospital industry, and local law enforcement will come together to discuss SB 1273, which will allow local counties to dedicate Mental Health Services Act resources to crisis stabilization services for individuals who are in mental health crisis.
WHEN: FridayFebruary 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM (PST).

WHERE: St. Joseph Hospital, Boardroom of the Sister Frances Dunn Building, 1100 West Stewart Dr., Orange, CA, 92868.
*Please park in the main parking structure as indicated on the map below. The event takes place in the boardroom of the Sister Frances Dunn Building (indicated on map; hospital with twin bell towers).
About Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa):
State Senator John Moorlach represents the 37th district of California, is a trained Certified Financial Planner and is the only trained CPA in the California State Senate. He gained national attention 20 years ago when he was appointed Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector and helped the County recover from its bankruptcy filing – at the time the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. History.
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