Bill Text: CA AB2230 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Tobacco assessment.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-24 - Referred to Com. on HEALTH. [AB2230 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB2230-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2230


Introduced by Assembly Member Berman

February 13, 2020


An act to add Section 11756.5 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to substance abuse disorder treatment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2230, as introduced, Berman. Tobacco assessment.
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. Existing law also requires the department to implement a voluntary certification procedure for alcohol and other drug treatment recovery services.
This bill would require a licensed facility and a certified program to assess a client or patient for tobacco use at the time of the initial intake and take certain actions if the client or patient is diagnosed with tobacco use disorder. The bill would also require the department to collect nonpersonally identifying information from licensed facilities and certified programs on current and past patterns of tobacco use by their patients and clients.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11756.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

11756.5.
 (a) An alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility licensed under this division or an alcohol or other drug program certified by the department in accordance with the alcohol or other drug certification standards established pursuant to Section 11830.1 shall do all of the following for each client or patient:
(1) Assess for tobacco use at the time of the initial intake.
(2) Identify tobacco use disorder in the treatment plan, if present.
(3) Provide a patient or client diagnosed with tobacco use disorder either treatment or a referral for treatment for tobacco use disorder, as appropriate.
(b) The department shall collect nonpersonally identifying information from licensed facilities and certified programs, as described in subdivision (a), on current and past patterns of tobacco use by their patients and clients.

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