By Susan Abram
January 25, 2017
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to
sponsor state legislation to change a law that bars paramedics from taking
patients to mental health urgent care and sobering centers.
Under the law, which was branded as "outdated" by one county official,
paramedics are required to take patients with psychiatric needs only to
hospital emergency departments or 9-1-1 receiving units.