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AB-2335 Sober living homes.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 11834.19 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

11834.19.
 (a) For purposes of this chapter, “sober living home” or “supportive housing” means any independent, residential property that provides a transitional living environment for adults who are recovering from problems related to alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug misuse or abuse that does not require participation in alcohol or drug recovery treatment or detoxification services as a condition of tenancy, and that satisfies all of the following requirements:
(1) There are no more than six residents living on the property.
(2) Each resident holds a lease or rental agreement in his or her name and is responsible for paying his or her own rent.
(3) Each resident has his or her own room or apartment and is individually responsible for coordinating any shared tenancy arrangement.
(4) Owners, managers, operators, and residents do not provide any of the following contractual medical services onsite:
(A) Recovery services.
(B) Treatment services.
(C) Detoxification services.
(D) Routine home visits for medical checkups.
(E) Diagnostic evaluation of medical and psychological problems.
(F) Prescription and delivery of oral medication.
(5) Owners, managers, operators, and residents ensure that the property and its use comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
(b) A sober living home or supportive housing is exempt from licensure under this chapter.