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AB-2200 Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/10/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 10, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2200


Introduced by Assembly Member Patterson

February 12, 2018


An act to add Section 11834.28 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance abuse.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2200, as amended, Patterson. Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities.
Existing law provides for the licensing and regulation of alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities, as defined, by the State Department of Health Care Services. Existing law authorizes those facilities to provide incidental medical services to a resident of the facility if those medical services are provided by, or under supervision of, a licensed physician and surgeon who is knowledgeable about addiction medicine.
This bill would require a person who has responsibility for residents or frequent or routine contact with residents of an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility to be subject to a criminal record review prior to that person’s involvement in the provision of services, except this requirement would not apply to residents. The bill would require the department to conduct this review, and allow it to approve or deny a person’s involvement in the provision of services based on the results of that review. The bill would prohibit the department from denying that involvement due to a drug-related conviction.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11834.28 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

11834.28.
 (a) A person who has responsibility for residents or frequent or routine contact with residents of an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility shall be subject to a criminal record review prior to that person’s involvement in the provision of services. Residents shall not be required to meet the requirements of this section.
(b) The department shall conduct the criminal record review of a person described in subdivision (a), and shall have the authority to approve or deny that person’s involvement in the provision of services based on the results of that review. A drug-related conviction shall not be cause for the department to deny involvement in the provision of services.