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SB 1238 (Eggman, D-Stockton)

Pending Support

SB 1238 (Eggman, D-Stockton) Details

Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16. To be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 1238 would expand the definition of a “designated facility” in the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act to include facilities that both (1) have appropriate services, personnel, and security to safely treat individuals being held involuntarily and (2) are licensed or certified as a skilled-nursing facility, mental health rehabilitation center, or a facility capable of providing medically monitored or managed intensive inpatient treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs). In addition, this bill would require the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to authorize licensed psychiatric health facilities and licensed mental health rehabilitation centers to admit individuals diagnosed only with a SUD. This bill would require DHCS to ensure that designated facilities are reimbursed for evaluation and treatment of stand-alone SUDs at rates equivalent to those provided for evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders.

Kathryn Scott

Job title:
SVP State Relations & Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7540

Kirsten Barlow

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7573