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AB-920 Substance abuse recovery or treatment providers.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Cmt
2nd
3rd
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Cmt
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Assembly:
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Cmt
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3rd
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-920
Petrie-Norris (A)
Hill (S)
Bates (S)
Substance abuse recovery or treatment providers.
03/23/19
An act to amend Sections 11830, 11830.1, 11830.5, 11831, 11831.2, 11831.5, 11831.6, 11831.7, 11832, and 11833 of, to amend the heading of Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 11830) of Part 2 of Division 10.5 of, to amend and renumber Section 11830.01 of, and to add Section 11831.51 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.
Assembly
09/20/19
09/06/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/26/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/13/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 3566.).
09/13/19 From committee: That the Senate amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (September 13).
09/13/19 Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 3552.)
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 920 without my signature.


This bill would eliminate an existing voluntary outpatient certification program. Beginning January 1, 2021, it would attempt to require an outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) recovery or treatment services facility which is not licensed under existing law, to obtain licensure from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide SUD services. The bill attempts to do this by replacing references to program certification in existing Health and Safety Code references to program licensure.

I am supportive of the Legislature's intent to license all SUD recovery and treatment services. However, developing a new licensing schema is a significant undertaking, and would require a significant departure from the bill as enrolled. This bill would need to be revised to provide adequate statutory authority for DHCS to effectively monitor and ensure compliance with outpatient licensure requirements. In addition, establishing the associated administrative oversight is not without significant cost. After reviewing this bill, it is clear that a substantial amount of work is still needed to develop a program that my administration can implement.

As such, I recommend the Legislature and sponsors of this bill work closely with DHCS on a more robust proposal for my consideration. Costs for implementation of such a bill would need to be considered in the budget process.

Sincerely,



Gavin Newsom