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AB 2700 (Gabriel, D-Encino)

Pending Support

AB 2700 (Gabriel, D-Encino) Details

Passed the Assembly Health Committee on April 9. April 22 hearing in the Assembly Emergency Management Committee.

AB 2700 would promote expanded use of behavioral health facilities, rather than emergency departments (EDs), for individuals with behavioral health needs. It would require the Emergency Medical Services Authority to publish descriptions of all local agencies that are serving as, or could serve as, alternatives to hospital EDs, including psychiatric health facilities, psychiatric hospitals, sobering centers, and crisis stabilization units. The bill would also require each local emergency medical services agency to develop protocols for transporting individuals to alternate destinations.

Vanessa Gonzalez

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7670

Kirsten Barlow

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7573