AB 1340

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 22, 2013
  • Passed Assembly May 30, 2013
  • Passed Senate Aug 21, 2014
  • Signed by Governor Sep 28, 2014

Enhanced treatment programs.

Abstract

Existing law establishes state hospitals for the care, treatment, and education of mentally disordered persons. These hospitals are under the jurisdiction of the State Department of State Hospitals, which is authorized by existing law to adopt regulations regarding the conduct and management of these facilities. Existing law requires each state hospital to develop an incident reporting procedure that can be used to, at a minimum, develop reports of patient assaults on employees and assist the hospital in identifying risks of patient assaults on employees. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health facilities, including acute psychiatric hospitals, by the State Department of Public Health. A violation of these provisions is a crime. This bill would, commencing July 1, 2015, and subject to available funding, authorize the State Department of State Hospitals to establish and maintain pilot enhanced treatment programs (ETPs) , as defined, for the treatment of patients who are at high risk of most dangerous behavior, as defined, and when safe treatment is not possible in a standard treatment environment. The bill would authorize the State Department of Public Health to approve, on or after July 1, 2015, an ETP, which meets specified requirements and regulations, as a supplemental service for an acute psychiatric hospital that submits a completed application and is operated by the State Department of State Hospitals. The bill would authorize a state hospital psychiatrist or psychologist to refer a patient to an ETP for temporary placement and risk assessment upon a determination that the patient may be at high risk for most dangerous behavior. The bill would require the forensic needs assessment panel (FNAP) to conduct a placement evaluation to determine whether the patient clinically requires ETP placement and ETP treatment can meet the identified needs of the patient. The bill would also require a forensic needs assessment team (FNAT) psychologist to perform an in-depth violence risk assessment and make a treatment plan upon the patient's admission to an ETP. The bill would require the FNAP to conduct a treatment placement meeting with specified individuals prior to the expiration of 90 days from the date of placement in the ETP to determine whether the patient may return to a standard treatment environment or the patient clinically requires continued ETP treatment. If the FNAP determines that the patient clinically requires continued ETP treatment, the bill would require the FNAP to certify the patient for further ETP treatment for one year, subject to FNAP reviews at least every 90 days, as specified. The bill would require the FNAP to conduct another treatment placement meeting prior to the expiration of the one-year certification of ETP placement to determine whether the patient may return to a standard treatment environment or be certified for further ETP treatment for another year. The bill would also require, if the FNAP determines that the patient requires continued ETP placement, that the patient's case be referred to a forensic psychiatrist or psychologist outside of the State Department of State Hospitals for independent review, that a hearing be conducted, and notice given, as specified. The bill would require the State Department of State Hospitals to monitor the ETPs, evaluate outcomes, and report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature. Because this bill would create a new crime, it imposes a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (7)

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Actions


Sep 28, 2014

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 718, Statutes of 2014.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 08, 2014

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Aug 27, 2014

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 6534.).

Aug 26, 2014

Assembly

From committee: That the Senate amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Aug 22, 2014

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.

Aug 21, 2014

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 4710.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 23 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 20, 2014

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 19, 2014

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 14).

Aug 04, 2014

Senate

In committee: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jul 02, 2014

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 01, 2014

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 24).

Jun 16, 2014

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jun 15, 2014

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (June 11).

Apr 03, 2014

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 24, 2013

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 18, 2013

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 13, 2013

Senate

Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.

Jun 03, 2013

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 30, 2013

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 1826.)

May 28, 2013

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 24, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 24).

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

May 08, 2013

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 01, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 30). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 17, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (April 16). Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on PUB. S.

Apr 11, 2013

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Apr 10, 2013

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Apr 09, 2013

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Apr 02, 2013

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Apr 01, 2013

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Mar 14, 2013

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.

Feb 25, 2013

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 24, 2013

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.

Feb 22, 2013

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1340 HTML
02/22/13 - Introduced PDF
04/01/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/10/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/24/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/18/13 - Amended Senate PDF
04/03/14 - Amended Senate PDF
06/16/14 - Amended Senate PDF
07/02/14 - Amended Senate PDF
08/20/14 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/14 - Enrolled PDF
09/28/14 - Chaptered PDF

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