The professional person in charge of the facility providing 72-hour evaluation and treatment, or his or her designee, shall notify the county behavioral health director or the director’s designee and the peace officer who makes the written application pursuant to Section 5150 or a person who is designated by the law enforcement agency that employs the peace officer, when the person has been released after 72-hour detention, when the person is not detained, or when the person is released before the full period of allowable 72-hour detention if all of the following conditions apply:
(a) The peace officer requests such notification at the time he or she makes the application and the peace officer certifies at that time in writing that the person has been referred to the facility under circumstances which, based upon an allegation of facts regarding actions witnessed by the officer or another person, would support the filing of a criminal complaint.
(b) The notice is limited to the person’s name, address, date of admission for 72-hour evaluation and treatment, and date of release.
If a police officer, law enforcement agency, or designee of the law enforcement agency, possesses any record of information obtained pursuant to the notification requirements of this section, the officer, agency, or designee shall destroy that record two years after receipt of notification.
(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 455, Sec. 19. (SB 804) Effective January 1, 2016.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018