2022 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
DIVISION 5 - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1 - THE LANTERMAN-PETRIS-SHORT ACT
CHAPTER 6.2 - Mental Health Advocacy
ARTICLE 3 - County Advocates
Section 5524.

5524. (a) Subject to subdivision (b), a county shall verify that county patients’ rights advocates review the patients’ rights advocacy training materials provided online as described in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 5370.2 within 90 days of employment. The county shall keep a record of this verification and send a copy electronically to the Patients’ Rights Committee of the California Behavioral Health Planning Council established pursuant to Section 5514.

(b) A county patients’ rights advocate who has been employed for at least one year on or after January 1, 2019, shall not be required to review the materials described in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 5370.2.

(c) The requirements of this section do not replace the ongoing training required to be provided by the contractor to county patients’ rights advocates as described in Section 5512.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 237, Sec. 3. (AB 2316) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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