Above the Law
Per section 5898 of Prop 63, “The department shall develop regulations, as necessary, for the department or designated local agencies to implement this Act … These regulations shall not be subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law.” (“Department” refers to the Department of Mental Health.)
The Office of Administrative Law’s purpose is “Ensuring that agency regulations are clear, necessary, legally valid and available to the public.” Is this a right we are willing to lose?
In fact, this initiative proposes to set up its own “Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission” which “would include . . . two persons with a severe mental illness.” Two persons with a severe mental illness must serve on their oversight commission!