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The complicated birth of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act

Frank Lanterman, photo courtesy of the Frank D. Lanterman Political Papers, Lanterman House Archives

For more than five decades, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act has been the foundation for how California treats or fails to treat people with severe mental illness. Now, legislators from both parties seek to overhaul it in ways that reflect advances in medicine, and a better understanding of its failings.

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