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SB-823 Alcohol and drug treatment abuse recovery and treatment facilities.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/02/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  July 02, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 21, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 18, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 23, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 12, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  March 05, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 823


Introduced by Senator Hill

January 03, 2018


An act to add Section 11834.015 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 823, as amended, Hill. Alcohol and drug treatment abuse recovery and treatment facilities.
Existing law grants the authority to license adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities to the State Department of Health Care Services. Under existing law, no person or entity may operate such a facility without licensure by the department.
This bill would require the department to adopt specified standards for these facilities as minimum requirements for licensure. The bill would authorize the department to implement, interpret, or make specific this requirement by means of plan or provider bulletins or similar instructions until regulations are adopted and would require the department to adopt the regulations by January 1, 2023.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11834.015 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

11834.015.
 (a) The department shall adopt the American Society of Addiction Medicine treatment criteria, or an equivalent evidence-based standard, as the minimum standard of care for licensed facilities and shall require a licensee to maintain those standards with respect to the level of care to be provided by the licensee.
(b) The department may implement, interpret, or make specific this section by means of plan or provider bulletins or similar instructions until regulations are adopted. The department shall adopt regulations by January 1, 2023.