AB 2296: Mental Health Services Paperwork Reduction Act (2002)
AB 2296 (2002) would have required the State Department of Mental Health (DMH) to identify ways to simplify accounting and reporting requirements for mental health service providers. The goal was to reduce the time and money mental health providers spend on paperwork and administrative reporting requirements, so that those resources may instead be devoted to providing mental health services to patients in need.
This bill was vetoed by the Governor.
For more information, you can read the AB 2296 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.
Final Status and TextAB 2296 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Vetoed by the Governor
You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.