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Why Laura’s Law has had limited impact
San Francisco Chronicle

From San Francisco to Los Angeles, groups of doctors, patients and police officers have been forming for the past year with one goal: Persuading every county in the state to take advantage of a little-used law to compel the mentally ill to take medications.

There are few hotter buttons in the field of mental health. But these groups say that with cuts looming in mental health funding and homelessness rising, it is time to reform the system.