SACRAMENTO –The California Legislature has approved legislation by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) that would safeguard the health of people seeking alcohol and drug rehabilitation services. Assembly Bill 848 would allow residential detoxification facilities to provide 24-hour medical services to their clients.
"A detoxification facility should be able to provide the best possible care for vulnerable people struggling to overcome addictions. People who are working to get sober should have their needs met through the programs where they are seeking help, including medical treatment related to their addiction and recovery," said Stone. "I urge the Governor to sign this necessary measure."