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AB-572 Alcoholism or drug abuse treatment facilities: Orange County pilot program.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 11834.015 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

11834.015.
 (a) (1) The State Department of Health Care Services shall establish a pilot program to locate a Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division investigator within a participating county to investigate licensed adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities within that county. The participating county shall be the County of Orange, if the Orange County Board of Supervisors adopts an ordinance or resolution electing to participate in the pilot program.
(2) The department shall implement the pilot program by executing a contract with the County of Orange that provides for all of the following:
(A) The department shall assign a Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division investigator to investigate complaints against licensed adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities within the County of Orange.
(B) The County of Orange shall reimburse the department for the costs associated with the pilot program, including, but not limited to, the administrative costs and the investigator’s compensation and benefits.
(C) The County of Orange shall provide office space and amenities to the investigator.
(b) The pilot program established pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be completed no later than December 31, 2019.
(c) If the County of Orange participates in the pilot program authorized by subdivision (a), it shall, no later than July 1, 2020, submit a report of the results of the pilot program to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, that includes both of the following:
(1) An evaluation of the effectiveness of the pilot program.
(2) Recommendations for subsequent actions.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.