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.