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AB-572 Alcoholism or drug abuse treatment facilities: City of Costa Mesa 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 city to investigate licensed adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities within that city. The participating city shall be the City of Costa Mesa, if the City Council of the City of Costa Mesa 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 City of Costa Mesa 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 City of Costa Mesa.
(B) The City of Costa Mesa 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 City of Costa Mesa shall provide office space and amenities to the investigator.
(D) If the Orange County Board of Supervisors or a city council of a city incorporated within the County of Orange adopts an ordinance or resolution electing to participate in the pilot program, the City of Costa Mesa may contract with that entity. The terms of the contract shall include all of the following:
(i) The City of Costa Mesa shall assign the Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division investigator to investigate complaints against licensed adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities within an unincorporated area of the County of Orange or the participating city as contracted.
(ii) The County of Orange or the participating city shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the City of Costa Mesa to determine a cost-sharing arrangement for the investigator’s compensation and benefits. The City of Costa Mesa shall reimburse the department for the investigator’s compensation and benefits.
(b) The pilot program established pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be completed no later than December 31, 2019.
(c) If the City of Costa Mesa 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) The pilot program shall be conducted in conformance with federal confidentiality laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, Section 290dd-2 of Title 42 of the United States Code and Part 2 of Subchapter A of Chapter I of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.