AB 226

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 10, 2021
  • Governor

Children's crisis psychiatric residential treatment facilities.

Abstract

Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act, provides for the licensing and regulation of community care facilities, including a children's crisis residential program, by the State Department of Social Services, and defines a children's crisis residential program to mean a facility licensed as a short-term residential therapeutic program and approved by the State Department of Health Care Services, or a county mental health plan, to operate a children's crisis residential mental health program to serve children experiencing mental health crises as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization. Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services, including specified mental health and substance use disorder services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid provisions. Existing federal Medicaid regulations provide for inpatient psychiatric services for individuals under 21 years of age in psychiatric facilities, as prescribed. This bill would reclassify children's crisis residential programs as children's crisis psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and would transfer responsibility for licensing these facilities to the State Department of Health Care Services, contingent upon an appropriation in the annual Budget Act for these purposes. The bill would define "children's crisis psychiatric residential treatment facility" to mean a licensed residential facility operated by a public agency or private organization that provides the psychiatric services, as prescribed under the Medicaid regulations, to individuals under 21 years of age, in an inpatient setting. The bill would require the department to establish regulations for the licensing of children's crisis psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and would require those facilities to obtain certification from the department. The bill would require the department's regulations and certifications to be consistent with applicable Medicaid regulations governing psychiatric residential treatment facilities, in order to maximize federal financial participation. The bill would include inpatient psychiatric services to individuals under 21 years of age provided in a licensed children's crisis psychiatric residential treatment facility as mental health services provided under the Medi-Cal program.

Bill Sponsors (2)

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Oct 08, 2021

Assembly

Vetoed by Governor.

Sep 15, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.

Sep 10, 2021

Assembly

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

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.).

Assembly

Ordered to the unfinished business file.

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Sep 07, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 12, 2021

Senate

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

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

Jul 08, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (July 6).

Jun 30, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUMAN S. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (June 30). Re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

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

Jun 23, 2021

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-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and HUMAN S.

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

Jun 02, 2021

Senate

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

Jun 01, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.)

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 20).

May 12, 2021

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 22, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (April 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Apr 14, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Apr 13, 2021

Assembly

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

Mar 03, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Mar 02, 2021

Assembly

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

Jan 28, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Jan 12, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 11.

Jan 11, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB226 HTML
01/11/21 - Introduced PDF
03/02/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/13/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/23/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/12/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/15/21 - Enrolled PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/19/21- Assembly Human Services PDF
05/11/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/28/21- Senate Health PDF
07/02/21- Senate Human Services PDF
08/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/26/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
09/03/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/07/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/10/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
10/13/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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