CAADE Sponsoring AB 700 (Uniform Career Ladder for SUD Counselors) and AB 575 (mandated reporting for elder abuse)
This year CAADE is sponsoring two bills in the state legislature: AB 700 (Jones-Sawyer, D) and AB 575 (Jones-Sawyer, D).
AB 700 Public health: alcoholism or drug abuse recovery: substance use disorder counseling would establish a career ladder and a recommended scope of practice for addiction counselors in California. To read the entire bill go to http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB700.
AB 575 Elder and dependent adult abuse: mandated reporters: substance use disorder counselors would, for purposes of the mandated reporter law, include within the definition of “health practitioner” a substance use disorder counselor, thereby making a substance use disorder counselor a mandated reporter. To read the entire bill go to http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB575.
Please see the attached document (click here) which has sample letters of support. We ask you to fax or mail your support letter by March 28 to:
The Honorable Jim Wood, Chair
Assembly Health Committee
State Capitol Room 6005
Sacramento, California 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2102