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AB-532 Drug courts: drug and alcohol assistance.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/19/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 19, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 532


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

February 13, 2017


An act to add Section 11875 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to drug and alcohol programs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 532, as amended, Waldron. Drug courts: drug and alcohol assistance.
Existing law authorizes counties to provide drug court programs for specified individuals. Existing law authorizes the presiding judge of the superior court, together with the District Attorney district attorney and the Public Defender, public defender, to establish a preguilty plea drug court program that includes a regimen of graduated sanctions and rewards, individual and group therapy, and educational or vocational counseling, among other things.
This bill, until January 1, 2020, would authorize a court to develop a program to offer mental health and addiction treatment services, as defined, to women who are charged with a misdemeanor offense or have a prior misdemeanor conviction. The bill would require the Judicial Council to, on or before January 1, 2020, send a report to the Legislature on the operation of these programs.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11875 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to be placed in Article 1 (formerly commencing with Section 11860) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 10.5, to read:

11875.
 (a) A court may develop a program to offer mental health and addiction treatment services to women who are charged with a misdemeanor offense or have a prior misdemeanor conviction.
(b) “Mental health and addiction treatment services” means evidence-based treatment and recovery wraparound support services, including, but not limited to:
(1) Mental health and substance abuse treatment, including, but not limited to:
(A) Addiction counseling.
(B) Inpatient detoxification.
(C) Case management.
(D) Daily living skills.

(E)Medication assisted treatment, including federal Food and Drug Administration-approved long acting, nonaddictive medication for the treatment of opioid or alcohol dependence.

(E) Medication-assisted treatment or any other federally approved medication.
(2) Vocational services.
(3) Housing assistance.
(4) Community support services.
(5) Care coordination.
(6) Transportation assistance.
(7) Mental health and substance abuse assessments.
(c) (1) On or before January 1, 2020, the Judicial Council shall send a report to the Legislature on the operation of programs pursuant to this section.
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed.