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AB-1136 Health facilities: residential mental health or substance use disorder treatment. (2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Article 7.1 (commencing with Section 1323.3) is added to Chapter 2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

Article  7.1. Availability of Inpatient Care for Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder Crisis
1323.3.
 (a) The State Department of Public Health, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services, State Department of Social Services, and County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, shall develop and submit a proposal to solicit a grant authorized under the federal 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255) to develop a real-time, Internet-based database to collect, aggregate, and display information about beds in inpatient psychiatric facilities, crisis stabilization units, residential community mental health facilities, and licensed residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities in order to facilitate the identification and designation of facilities for the temporary treatment of individuals in mental health or substance use disorder crisis.
(b) (1) Except as described in paragraph (3), a database created using grant funds received as a result of the proposal submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
(A) The contact information for the facility’s designated employee.
(B) The facility’s license type.
(C) If the facility provides substance use disorder, mental health, or medical treatment.
(D) If the bed is secure for the treatment of a person who, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled, pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 5000) of Division 5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(E) The types of diagnoses for which the bed is appropriate.
(F) The age ranges for which the bed is appropriate.
(G) Whether the bed is available.
(2) A database created using grant funds received as a result of the proposal submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall have the capacity to do both of the following:
(A) Collect data.
(B) Enable searches to identify beds that are appropriate for the treatment of individuals in a mental health or substance use disorder crisis.
(3) A database created using grant funds received as a result of the proposal submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall not include any information relating to state hospitals under the jurisdiction of the State Department of State Hospitals.
(c) The department shall confer with stakeholders to inform the development of the proposal developed pursuant to this article. Stakeholders represented in this process shall include, but not be limited to, the State Department of Health Care Services, State Department of Social Services, County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, and organizations that have experience providing inpatient psychiatric care, organizations that have experience providing psychiatric crisis stabilization, organizations that have experience providing residential community mental health services, and organizations that have experience providing residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services. The department and stakeholders shall consider strategies for facility use of the database.
(d) (1) The department, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services, State Department of Social Services, and County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, shall submit to the federal Health and Human Services Secretary an evaluation of the effect of any grant funds received as a result of the proposal submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) on all of the following:
(A) Local crisis response services and measures for individuals receiving crisis planning and early intervention supports.
(B) Individuals reporting improved functional outcomes.
(C) Individuals receiving regular followup care following a crisis.
(2) The department shall also submit the evaluation described in paragraph (1) to the Legislature in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.