Call for Support Letters | CAADE is sponsoring Assembly Bill 700 (Jones-Sawyer) and Assembly Bill 575 (Jones Sawyer)

Call for Support Letters
CAADE is sponsoring Assembly Bill 700 (Jones-Sawyer) and Assembly Bill 575 (Jones Sawyer)

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. 

Both of these bills are scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Health Committee on April 4. Please see the attached document (or click here) for sample support letter outlines. We ask you to fax or mail your support letter by March 30 to:

The Honorable Jim Wood, Chair
Assembly Health Committee
State Capitol Room 6005
Sacramento, California 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2102

Lori Phelps, Psy.D., CATC V
http://www.gofundme.com/help-lori-fight-cancer
Lecturer, CSU Fullerton
Department of Human Services
http://www.fullerton.edu
Executive Director, CAADE
California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
http://www.caade.org

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