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CA SB 1017

Title: Available facilities for inpatient and residential mental health or substance use disorder treatment.
Author: Susan Talamantes Eggman

Summary
SB 1017, as introduced, Eggman. Available facilities for inpatient and residential mental health or substance use disorder treatment. Existing law generally requires the State Department of Public Health to license, inspect, and regulate health facilities, defined to include, among other types of health facilities, an acute psychiatric hospital. Existing law generally requires the State Department of Social Services to license, inspect, and regulate various types of care facilities, including, among others, a community crisis home. Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to license and regulate facilities that 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.This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services, in consultation with the State Department of Public Health and the State Department of Social Services, and by conferring with specified stakeholders, to develop a solution to collect, aggregate, and display information about beds in specified types of facilities, including licensed community care facilities and licensed residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities, to identify the availability of inpatient and residential mental health or substance use disorder treatment. The bill would require the solution to be operational by January 1, 2026, or the date the State Department of Health Care Services communicates to the Department of Finance in writing that the solution has been implemented to meet these provisions, whichever date is later.The bill would require the facilities subject to these provisions to submit accurate and timely data to the solution that includes, among other information, the facility’s license type, whether a bed is available, and the target population served at the facility. The bill would require the solution and information contained in the solution to be maintained in compliance with state and federal confidentiality laws. The bill would also prohibit the solution and information contained in the solution from being publically available.The bill would authorize the State Department of Health Care Services to impose a plan of correction against a facility that failed to comply with the requirements of the solution, and if a facility fails to complete a plan of correction, would further authorize the department to impose civil penalties, subject to an appeal and hearing process. The bill would create the Available Care for Inpatient and Residential Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder Treatment Solution Maintenance and Oversight Fund for the receipt of any penalties. Because the bill would continuously appropriate moneys in the fund to the State Department of Health Care Services for the administrative costs of implementing these provisions, it would create an appropriation.The bill would authorize the State Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of Social Services to enter into exclusive or nonexclusive contracts or amend existing contracts for the purposes of administering or implementing the solution. The bill would exempt contracts entered into or amended or changes to existing information technology systems made pursuant to these provisions from the requirements of the California State Contracts Register, specified requirements for personal services contracts, the State Contract Act, the Statewide Information Management Manual, and the State Administrative Manual. The bill would further exempt these contracts and changes from review or approval by the Department of General Services. The bill would authorize the State Department of Health Care Services to implement, interpret, or make specific these provisions by means of information notices, provider bulletins, or other similar instructions notwithstanding speci

Status
May 16 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1017 - 02/05/24 - Introduced
02/05/24 - CA SB 1017 (02/05/24 - Introduced)


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  • Susan Eggman - D
    Senator - State Senate - CA

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