SB 541

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 18, 2021
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Substance use disorder treatment facilities and programs: disclosure of license and certification status.


Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to license and regulate alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities, which provide residential nonmedical services to adults who are recovering from problems related to alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug misuse or abuse, and who need alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug recovery treatment or detoxification services. Existing law also requires the department to implement a voluntary certification program for alcohol and other drug treatment recovery services. Existing law prohibits specified persons, programs, or entities from giving or receiving remuneration or anything of value for the referral of a person who is seeking alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment services. Existing law authorizes the department to investigate allegations of violations of that prohibition and to impose sanctions for a violation, including assessing a penalty upon, or suspending or revoking the license of, a facility or the certification of a program. This bill would require a facility licensed or program certified by the department to disclose its license or certification number and the date that the license or certification is scheduled to expire, as applicable, in specified circumstances that include, among others, posting on its internet website and in any advertising or marketing in a clear and conspicuous manner. A violation of these disclosure requirements would be investigated and penalized in the same manner as described above.

Bill Sponsors (3)



Mar 18, 2021


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

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

Mar 17, 2021


From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (March 17).

Mar 04, 2021


Set for hearing March 17.

Mar 03, 2021


Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Feb 22, 2021


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


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


(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Feb 19, 2021


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 21.

Feb 18, 2021


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

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02/18/21 - Introduced PDF
03/18/21 - Amended Senate PDF

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