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(a) The Director of Public Health shall, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services, client and family advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders, develop a training and education program for purposes of improving the delivery of services to individuals with mental illness who are, or who are at risk of being, involuntarily committed to AOT. This training shall be provided to mental health treatment providers and to other individuals, including, but not limited to, mental health professionals, law enforcement officials, and certification hearing officers involved in making treatment and involuntary commitment decisions.
(b) The training shall include both of the following:
(1) Information relative to legal requirements for detaining a person for involuntary inpatient and outpatient treatment, including criteria to be considered with respect to determining if a person is considered to be gravely disabled.
(2) Methods for ensuring that decisions regarding involuntary treatment as provided for in this part direct patients toward the most effective treatment. Training shall include an emphasis on each patient's right to provide informed consent to assistance.
(c) The Director of Public Health is authorized to promulgate regulations to implement this Division II.
(Added by Ord. 154-14 , File No. 140557, App. 7/22/2014, Eff. 8/21/2014)