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

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Date Published: 02/12/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2200


Introduced by Assembly Member Patterson

February 12, 2018


An act to amend Section 11834.01 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance abuse.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2200, as introduced, 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 make a technical, nonsubstantive change to a related provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11834.01 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

11834.01.
 The department has the sole authority in state government to license adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities.
(a)  In administering this chapter, the department shall issue new licenses for a period of two years to those programs that meet the criteria for licensure set forth in Section 11834.03.
(b)  Onsite program visits for compliance shall be conducted at least once during the license period.
(c)  The department may conduct announced or unannounced site visits to facilities licensed pursuant to this chapter for the purpose of reviewing for compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations.