CA Welf & Inst Code Section 4318

Each state hospital shall, prior to the discharge of any patient who was placed in the facility under a county Short-Doyle plan, prepare a written recommended aftercare plan which shall be transmitted to the local director of mental health services in the county of the patient’s placement. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, such aftercare plan shall specify the following:




Treatment initiated;


Medications and their dosage schedules;


Date of discharge;


Location of community placement;


Plan for continuing treatment; and


List of referrals indicated, including, but not limited to:


Public social services.


Legal aid.


Educational services.


Vocational services.


Medical treatment other than mental health services.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 4318’s source at ca​.gov