(a) Sections 711, 712, and 713 shall not be applicable in a county unless the application of those sections in the county has been approved by a resolution adopted by the board of supervisors. A county may establish a program pursuant to Section 711, 712, or 713, or pursuant to two or all three of those sections, on a permanent basis, or it may establish the program on a limited duration basis for a specific number of years. Moneys from a grant from the Mental Health Services Act used to fund a program pursuant to Section 711, 712, or 713 may be used only for services related to mental health assessment, treatment, and evaluation.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that in a county where funding exists through the Mental Health Services Act, and the board of supervisors has adopted a resolution pursuant to subdivision (a), the courts may, under the guidelines established in Section 711, make available the evaluation described in Section 712, and receive treatment and placement recommendations from the multidisciplinary assessment team as described in Section 713.
(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 265, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2006.)
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