Chapter 1. General Provisions - California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5600

5600.  (a) This part shall be known and may be cited as the
Bronzan-McCorquodale Act. This part is intended to organize and
finance community mental health services for persons with mental
health disorders in every county through locally administered and
locally controlled community mental health programs. It is
furthermore intended to better utilize existing resources at both the
state and local levels in order to improve the effectiveness of
necessary mental health services; to integrate state-operated and
community mental health programs into a unified mental health system;
to ensure that all mental health professions be appropriately
represented and utilized in the mental health programs; to provide a
means for participation by local governments in the determination of
the need for and the allocation of mental health resources under the
jurisdiction of the state; and to provide a means of allocating
mental health funds deposited in the Local Revenue Fund equitably
among counties according to community needs.
   (b) With the exception of those referring to Short-Doyle Medi-Cal
services, any other provisions of law referring to the Short-Doyle
Act shall be construed as referring to the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act.

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