Concerns the Calif. Dept. of Mental Health's (CDMH) implementation of Ch. 717, Statutes of 1998. This report concludes that even though the dept. has acted to implement Ch. 717 at its 4 hospitals, a key issue -- whether psychologists have the authority to serve as attending clinicians in patient care & treatment -- remains unresolved. Chapters: Representation on Key Committees & the Privileges Available to Psychologists Have Changed Little Since 1998, & Some Other Entities Allow Psychologists More Privileges; The History of Health & Safety Code, Sec. 1316.5; Membership Data for Committees at CDMH Hospitals; & Response by the Health & Human Services Agency, & CDMH.Elaine, M. Howle is the author of 'Department of Mental Health California State And Federal Regulations Have Hampered Its Implementation', published 2003 under ISBN 9780756743550 and ISBN 0756743559.