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MAR 18, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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L.A. County backs bills on outpatient mental health treatment

L.A. County supervisors are supporting five state bills that would help counties create court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment programs.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has thrown its weight behind Laura's Law — which allows counties to create court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment for the severely ill who have cycled through hospitals or jails and refused voluntary care — saying in a resolution that such programs have been shown to "significantly reduce" homelessness, hospitalization and arrest.

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