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AB-1095 Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities. (2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 11834.02 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

11834.02.
 (a)  As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) (1)  As used in this chapter, “alcoholism  “Alcoholism  or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility” or “facility” means any premises, place, or building that provides 24-hour  residential nonmedical services to adults who are recovering from problems related to alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug misuse or abuse, and who need alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug recovery treatment or detoxification services.
(b) (2)  As used in this chapter, “adults”  “Adults”  may include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) (A)   Mothers over 18 years of age and their children.
(2) (B)   Emancipated minors, which may include, but is not limited to, mothers under 18 years of age and their children.
(c) (3)  As used in this chapter, “emancipated  “Emancipated  minors” means persons under 18 years of age who have acquired emancipation status pursuant to Section 7002 of the Family Code.
(4) “Integral facilities” means any combination of two or more facilities located on the same or different parcels that collectively serve seven or more persons, not including the licensee or members of the licensee’s family or persons employed as facility staff, and that are under the control or management of the same owner, operator, management company, or licensee, or any affiliate of any of them, or which together comprise one operation or enterprise. Integral facilities shall include, but not be limited to, the provision of housing in one facility and recovery programming, treatment, meals, or any other service at another facility or facilities, or by assigning staff or a consultant to provide services to or in more than one facility.
(d) (b)   Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of  subdivision (a), an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility may serve adolescents upon the issuance of a waiver granted by the department pursuant to regulations adopted under subdivision (c) of Section 11834.50.

SEC. 2.

 Section 11834.23 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

11834.23.
 (a) Whether or not unrelated persons are living together, an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility that serves six or fewer persons shall be considered a residential use of property for the purposes of this article. In addition, the residents and operators of the facility shall be considered a family for the purposes of any law or zoning ordinance that relates to the residential use of property pursuant to this article.
(b) For the purpose of all local ordinances, an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility that serves six or fewer persons shall not be included within the definition of a boarding house, rooming house, institution or home for the care of minors, the aged, or persons with mental health disorders, foster care home, guest home, rest home, community residence, or other similar term that implies that the alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment home is a business run for profit or differs in any other way from a single-family residence.
(c) This section shall not be construed to forbid a city, county, or other local public entity from placing restrictions on building heights, setback, lot dimensions, or placement of signs of an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility that serves six or fewer persons as long as the restrictions are identical to those applied to other single-family residences.
(d) This section shall not be construed to forbid the application to an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility of any local ordinance that deals with health and safety, building standards, environmental impact standards, or any other matter within the jurisdiction of a local public entity. However, the ordinance shall not distinguish alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities that serve six or fewer persons from other single-family dwellings or distinguish residents of alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities from persons who reside in other single-family dwellings.
(e) No conditional use permit, zoning variance, or other zoning clearance shall be required of an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility that serves six or fewer persons that is not required of a single-family residence in the same zone.
(f) Use of a single-family dwelling for purposes of an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery facility serving six or fewer persons shall not constitute a change of occupancy for purposes of Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 17910) of Division 13 or local building codes. However, nothing in this section is intended to supersede Section 13143 or 13143.6, to the extent those sections are applicable to alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities serving six or fewer residents.
(g) This section shall not apply to integral facilities, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 11834.02.