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AB-1766 Licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly: data collection: severe mental illness.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/12/2019 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 11, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1766


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 22, 2019


An act to add Section 1501.2 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to community care adult residential facilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1766, as amended, Bloom. Community care facilities: Licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly: data collection: severe mental illness.
The California Community Care Facilities Act provides for the licensure and regulation of community care facilities by the State Department of Social Services. Services, including various adult residential facilities, as described. The act includes legislative findings and declarations that there is an urgent need to establish a coordinated and comprehensive statewide service of quality community care for the mentally ill, the developmentally and physically disabled, and children and adults who require care or services. Existing law, the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of residential care facilities for the elderly, as defined, by the department and expresses the intent of the Legislature to require that those facilities be licensed as a separate category within the existing licensing structure of the department.
This bill would require the department to collect data from community care facilities licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly relating to the number of individuals with a diagnosis of severe mental illness residing in each facility facility, the length of stay for individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness, the reason for discharge of individuals with mental illness, the locations to which people with mental illness are discharged, and the referral source for individuals with mental illness, in order to determine if the types of community care those types of facilities are appropriate to meet the needs of individuals with severe mental illness.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1501.2 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1501.2.
 The State Department of Social Services shall collect data from community care facilities licensed adult residential facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly relating to the number of individuals with a diagnosis of severe mental illness residing in each facility facility, the length of stay for individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness, the reason for discharge of individuals with mental illness, the locations to which people with mental illness are discharged, and the referral source for individuals with mental illness in order to determine if the types of community care licensed adult residential facilities are appropriate to meet the needs of individuals with severe mental illness.