Patricia C. Bates
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.
Approved by the Governor.
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 447, Statutes of 2021.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1 p.m.
In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 73. Noes 0. Page 2523.) Ordered to the Senate.
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (August 19).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (June 8). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 1108.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
Set for hearing May 3.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 589.) (March 23). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Set for hearing March 23.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HUMAN S. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0. Page 457.) (March 10). Re-referred to Com. on HUMAN S.
Set for hearing March 10.
(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 19.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/16/21 - Introduced|
|08/27/21 - Enrolled|
|10/01/21 - Chaptered|
|03/08/21- Senate Health|
|03/19/21- Senate Human Services|
|05/05/21- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|06/04/21- Assembly Health|
|08/16/21- Assembly Appropriations|
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