State Might Force Homeless To Get Treatment!

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By BStigers on October 5, 2019.

Governor Newsom signed a conservatorship law that says that county public health officials can make decisions forcing certain homeless people, without their consent, into housing and treatment programs. People who have been placed on psychiatric hold eight times or more a year would be eligible and even then, they would get a chance to defend themselves through an attorney in court. The program is a pilot program and will be tried in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. There is some back pressure from some politicians saying this violates civil rights, and others believe the efforts should be on stopping these people should be helped before they get to this state. Supporters say there is a need to get these people help in medical areas and subsistence usage, and the need is now.