Van De Kamp, 042683 CAAGO, AGO 82-1106
|Docket Nº:||AGO 82-1106|
|Case Date:||April 26, 1983|
"When any person, as a result of mental disorder, is a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled, a peace officer, member of the attending staff, as defined by regulation, of an evaluation facility designated by the county, designated members of a mobile crisis team provided by Section 5651.7, or other professional person designated by the county may, upon probable cause, take, or cause to be taken, the person into custody and place him or her in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Mental Health as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation."We are asked to state our opinion on which government entity (the city, the county or the state) is responsible for the costs incurred by a city police department in transporting a dangerous or gravely disabled person to a 72-hour treatment and evaluation facility designated by the county and approved by the state. A city provides police services for the preservation of the safety, health and welfare of persons within the city. (Cal. Const., art. XI, § 7; Gov...
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