California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1432

Introduced by Assembly Member Bonta

February 27, 2015

An act to amend Section 11750 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to human services.


AB 1432, as introduced, Bonta. Drug and alcohol abuse programs.

Existing law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to administer all statewide service programs related to alcohol and drug abuse. Existing law authorizes the department to receive federal funds to implement programs that provide services to alleviate the problems related to alcohol and other drug use.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to a provision related to drug and alcohol abuse programs.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

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

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Section 11750 of the Health and Safety Code is
2amended to read:



(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the
4administrative and programmatic functions of the State Department
5of Alcohol and Drug Programs be transferred to the State
6Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of
7Public Health effective July 1, 2013. It is further the intent of the
8Legislature that this transfer happen efficiently and effectively,
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3(1) Consolidate within a single state department, the State
4Department of Health Care Services, all substance use disorder
5functions and programs from the State Department of Alcohol and
6Drug Programs.

7(2) Align with federal and county partners by consolidating
8substance use disorder and community mental health functions
9and programs within one department.

10(3) Promote opportunities for the improvement of health care
11delivery by integrating the state-level administration of substance
12use disorders, community mental health, and physical health to
13the benefit of communities and consumers with substance use
14disorders and cooccurring disorders.

15(4) Ensure appropriate state oversight by consolidating the two
16key public funding sources, the Substance Abuse Prevention and
17Treatment Block Grant and the Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program,
18for the substance use disorder system in one state department.

19(5) Provide effective state leadership on substance use disorder
20issues by positioning the State Department of Health Care Services
21to serve as a unified, strong voice to advocate, at both the state
22and federal levels, on behalf of the needs of communities, county
23partners, and consumers with substance use disorders.

24(b) Effective July 1, 2013, the administrative and programmatic
25functions that were previously performed by the State Department
26of Alcohol and Drug Programs are transferred to the State
27Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of
28Public Health in accordance with the act that added this section.
29Further, except as provided in Section 131055.2, any reference in
30state statute or regulation to the State Department of Alcohol and
31Drug Programs or the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
32shall refer to the State Department of Health Care Services.