RELEASE: Substance Abuse Recovery Patient Protection Bill Passed by the Legislature

Monday, September 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – After one scheme out of Orange County ran up $60 million in fake charges before investigators at the California Department of Insurance stopped it, both houses of the California Legislature have passed legislation authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris to protect patients recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. AB 1158 requires minimum insurance coverages for substance use treatment centers and recovery residences. The coverage will require them to live up to higher standards that protect patients from abuse or injury.