(1) Existing law grants the Department of Health Care Services the sole authority in state government to license adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities. The department is authorized to issue a license to specified types of facilities if certain criteria are met. Existing regulations require licensees to report specified events and incidents to the department, including, among others, the death of a resident at a licensed facility. This bill would require the department to design its death investigation policy to ensure that the death of a resident of a licensed facility is addressed and investigated by the department in a timely manner. The bill would specify the content of telephonic and written reports of resident deaths occurring in a licensed facility that are required to be reported to the department. This bill would require that a telephonic report be submitted to the department within one working day, and a written report within 7 calendar days, of the event or incident. (2) Existing law grants the department the sole authority in state government to determine the qualifications, including the appropriate skills, education, training, and experience of personnel working within alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment programs licensed, certified, or funded under state law. The department, by regulation, requires that a person who will provide counseling services to those programs to register with, and be certified by, a nationally accredited certifying organization approved by the department. This bill would prohibit the department from approving a certifying organization for those purposes if the organization does not, prior to registering or certifying an individual, contact other department-approved certifying organizations to determine whether the individual has ever had his or her registration or certification revoked. The bill would require a certifying organization to deny a counselor's request for registration if the counselor's registration or certification has been previously revoked, and to send the counselor a written notice of denial. This bill would authorize the department to implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions described above by all-county letters, plan letters, plan or provider bulletins, or similar instructions, until the time the department adopts regulations. The bill would require the department to adopt those regulations by December 31, 2017.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 815, Statutes of 2014.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6616.)
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 6633.).
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 4903.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Ordered to special consent calendar.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (August 14).
In committee: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (June 25).
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 0. Page 5112.)
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Do pass. To consent calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 14).
Read second time and amended.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (April 22).
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Read first time.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 25.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/21/14 - Introduced|
|04/08/14 - Amended Assembly|
|05/06/14 - Amended Assembly|
|07/01/14 - Amended Senate|
|08/19/14 - Amended Senate|
|08/22/14 - Amended Senate|
|09/04/14 - Enrolled|
|09/29/14 - Chaptered|
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