California’s Addiction Treatment System Is Often Called The Wild, Wild West. Will Newly Signed Bill Help?
“It’s an unbelievably unregulated field, and we’re going to try to put our arms around that by requiring some standards and the best scientific evidence before these facilities are licensed,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. “We may be able to solve a small part of the problem, and save some lives.” The measure was one of several signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week.
The Mercury News:
New Rehab Laws May Revamp Addiction Treatment In California
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a raft of bills into law Wednesday that will begin imposing order on the Wild Wild West of California’s addiction treatment system. ...That bill is SB 823, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, which requires licensed rehabs in California to adopt the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s treatment criteria as the minimum standard of care. (Sforza, 9/28)