CA SB 1082

Title: Augmented residential care facilities.
Author: Susan Talamantes Eggman

SB 1082, as amended, Eggman. Augmented residential care facilities. Existing law, the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act, contains provisions governing the operation and financing of community mental health services in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs.This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), jointly with the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, to implement a certification program to provide augmented services to adults with serious mental illness in homelike community settings, and would require those settings to be licensed by the State Department of Social Services (DSS) as an augmented residential care facility (ARCF), as defined. The bill would require an ARCF to have a maximum capacity of 6 residents, and to conform with the requirements of a specified federal regulation relating to community-based settings and specified provisions of the California Community Care Facilities Act. The bill would require the DHCS to issue a certification of program approval to an ARCF before DSS issues a license. The bill would require the DHCS to establish by regulation a rate methodology for ARCFs that includes a fixed-facility component for residential services and an individualized services and support component based on each consumer’s needs, as specified. The bill would prohibit a local mental or behavioral health agency from paying a rate to an ARCF for a consumer that exceeds the rate in the DHCS-approved ARCF placement plan for the facility unless certain conditions are met. The bill would authorize a local mental or behavioral health agency to recommend an applicant for certification to the DHCS as part of an approved community placement plan if the applicant meets specified requirements. The bill would authorize DHCS to decertify an ARCF that does not comply with program requirements, and to make recommendations to DSS regarding the facility’s license. The bill also would authorize DSS to initiate proceedings for temporary suspension of the license, as specified. The bill would be implemented only to the extent that funds for its purposes are made available through an appropriation in the annual Budget Act.By imposing new duties on local behavioral health agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

May 16 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1082 - 04/23/24 - Amended Senate
04/23/24 - CA SB 1082 (04/23/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1082 - 04/17/24 - Amended Senate
04/17/24 - CA SB 1082 (04/17/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1082 - 03/14/24 - Amended Senate
03/14/24 - CA SB 1082 (03/14/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1082 - 02/12/24 - Introduced
02/12/24 - CA SB 1082 (02/12/24 - Introduced)

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  • Susan Eggman - D
    Senator - State Senate - CA

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