SB 434

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 16, 2021
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Substance abuse and mental health services: advertising and marketing.

Abstract

Existing law provides for the licensing and regulation of an adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility, a psychiatric health facility, or a mental health rehabilitation facility by the State Department of Health Care Services. Existing law authorizes the department to impose specified penalties on a facility that is in violation of applicable laws and regulations governing the facility. Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act, provides for the licensing and regulation of a community care facility, including, among others, a social rehabilitation facility, by the State Department of Social Services. A violation of the act may be subject to specified civil penalties, license suspension or revocation, or misdemeanor charges. This bill would prohibit an operator of a licensed alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility, a certified alcohol or other drug program, and a licensed mental health rehabilitation center, psychiatric health facility, or social rehabilitation facility, from engaging in various acts, including making a false or misleading statement about the entity's products, goods, services, or geographical locations. The bill would also prohibit a picture, description, staff information, or the location of an entity from being included on an internet website along with false contact information that surreptitiously directs the reader to a business that does not have a contract with the entity. The bill would authorize the department responsible for the facility's licensure or certification to investigate allegations of a violation of these provisions and, upon finding a violation, to impose the civil sanctions and other penalties available pursuant to existing law, but would not make a violation of these provisions a crime.

Bill Sponsors (8)

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Apr 21, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 3.

Mar 24, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (March 23). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Mar 16, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing March 23.

Mar 11, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUMAN S. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (March 10). Re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

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

Mar 01, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing March 10.

Feb 25, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and HUMAN S.

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

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)

Senate

(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Senate

Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 19.

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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