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Laura’s Law

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

State Legislators Consider Expanding Mental Health Law

California lawmakers are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.

03/03/2013

San Francisco City Hall. (Getty Images)

San Francisco To Implement Version Of Mental Health Treatment Law

San Francisco is poised to implement its own version of a California law that allows for court-ordered treatment for severely mentally ill patients.

01/29/2013

SF Supes to Vote on Laura's Law

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ A law that would force mentally-ill people with violent backgrounds into treatment is up for a vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

08/03/2010

SF Supes Divided on "Laura's Law"

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ San Francisco‚Äôs Board of Supervisors is divided over whether to implement “Laura’s Law”, named after a young woman who was killed by a paranoid schizophrenic. The debate is over whether it would […]

07/31/2010