California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 5305
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(a) Any person committed pursuant to Section 5300 may be placed on outpatient status if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) In the evaluation of the superintendent or professional person in charge of the licensed health facility, the person named in the petition will no longer be a danger to the health and safety of others while on outpatient status and will benefit from outpatient status.
(2) The county behavioral health director advises the court that the person named in the petition will benefit from outpatient status and identifies an appropriate program of supervision and treatment.
(b) After actual notice to the public officer, pursuant to Section 5114, and to counsel of the person named in the petition, to the court and to the county behavioral health director, the plan for outpatient treatment shall become effective within five judicial days unless a court hearing on that action is requested by any of the aforementioned parties, in which case the release on outpatient status shall not take effect until approved by the court after a hearing. This hearing shall be held within five judicial days of the actual notice required by this subdivision.
(c) The county behavioral health director shall be the outpatient supervisor of persons placed on outpatient status under this section. The county behavioral health director may delegate outpatient supervision responsibility to a designee.
(d) The outpatient treatment supervisor shall, when the person is placed on outpatient status at least three months, submit at 90-day intervals to the court, the public officer, pursuant to Section 5114, and counsel of the person named in the petition and to the supervisor or professional person in charge of the licensed health facility, when appropriate, a report setting forth the status and progress of the person named in the petition. Notwithstanding the length of the outpatient status, a final report shall be submitted by the outpatient treatment supervisor at the conclusion of the 180-day commitment setting forth the status and progress of the person.
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