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SB-34 Residential treatment facilities.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 11834.11 is added to the Health and Safety Code, immediately following Section 11834.09, to read:

11834.11.
 (a) (1) No later than January 1, 2019, the State Department of Health Care Services shall develop guidelines in consultation with the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, addiction medicine specialists, substance use disorder recovery or treatment providers, disability rights representatives, and other interested stakeholders, on how to report to the Legislature about licensed residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities. The guidelines shall address, at a minimum, all of the following:
(A) Methods for determining whether complaints received by the department regarding facility overconcentration in communities are substantiated or unsubstantiated, and methods for addressing those complaints.
(B) Methods for determining statewide capacity of residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities and making recommendations on how to address unmet need.
(C) Methods for identifying and mitigating barriers to siting residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities in communities.
(D) Methods for developing outcome measures for residents of residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities.
(2) The department shall post the guidelines developed pursuant to paragraph (1) on its Internet Web site.
(b) (1) (A) The department shall, no later than January 1, 2020, complete and submit a report to the Legislature, using the guidelines developed pursuant to subdivision (a), regarding its findings on licensed residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities. If the department does not complete the report by the date required, the department shall provide an update to the Legislature and a timeline for when the report is expected to be completed.
(B) The report submitted to the Legislature pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) The department shall post the completed report on its Internet Web site.