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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 848 (Mark Stone) - Alcoholism and drug abuse treatment  
          facilities
          
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          |Version: July 16, 2015          |Policy Vote: HEALTH 8 - 1       |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Brendan McCarthy    |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  AB 848 would allow alcoholism and drug abuse recovery  
          or treatment facilities licensed by the Department of Health  
          Care Services to provide incidental medical services.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           One-time costs of about $550,000 to develop program  
            requirements and adopt regulations by the Department of Health  
            Care Services (General Fund).

           Ongoing costs of about $550,000 per year to perform ongoing  
            licensing, inspection, and enforcement activities relating to  
            facilities licensed to provide incidental medical services by  
            the Department of Health Care Services, offset by fee revenues  
            (Residential and Outpatient Program Licensing Fund).







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           Unknown additional legal costs relating to future enforcement  
            actions that may result in appeals or litigation (Residential  
            and Outpatient Program Licensing Fund). The Department has  
            indicated that there could be significant additional legal  
            costs due to enforcement activity and the complexities of  
            determining appropriate medical care for residents. Whether or  
            not such costs will occur is not known at this time.


          Author  
          Amendments:  Delay the deadline for adopting regulations until  
          July 1, 2018 and make a number of clarifying and technical  
          changes.





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