Information For Petitioners-About The CARE Act {CARE-050-INFO} | Pdf Fpdf Docx | California

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Information For Petitioners-About The CARE Act {CARE-050-INFO} | Pdf Fpdf Docx | California

Last updated: 8/28/2023

Information For Petitioners-About The CARE Act {CARE-050-INFO}

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CARE-050-INFO - INFORMATION FOR PETITIONERS—ABOUT THE CARE ACT. This information sheet describes the CARE Act and how to fill out Petition to Commence CARE Act Proceedings (form CARE-100). You may also be able to receive assistance at the court self-help center. CARE stands for Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment. The CARE Act is a way to allow specific people, called “petitioners,” to request court-ordered treatment, services, support, and a housing plan for certain people, called “respondents,” who have certain untreated severe mental illnesses, specifically schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder. A respondent must be 18 years of age or older. CARE Act proceedings involve assessments and hearings to determine whether the respondent meets eligibility requirements. A county behavioral health agency will be involved in the process. If the respondent meets the standards for CARE eligibility, a CARE agreement or plan may be created and, if approved, ordered by the court. Judicial Council of California, Optional Form Welfare & Institutions Code, §§ 5971–5975, 5975.1, 5977, 5978.

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