Regulations

The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is governed by statutes (state laws) that were passed by the California Legislature.  Those statutes give DSH the authority to promulgate regulations.  Regulations are rules that set out the requirements and procedures DSH uses to implement, interpret, or make more specific the statutes that govern the department.  Legally adopted regulations filed with the Secretary of State have the same force of law as statutes passed by the California Legislature.

To receive DSH notices of rulemaking please send your Name and Email address to DSH.Regulations@dsh.ca.gov

Submit comments on these DSH proposed regulations via email or U.S. Mail, addressed to:

Regulations Unit
Department of State Hospitals
1600 9th Street, Room 410
Sacramento, CA 95814
DSH.Regulations@dsh.ca.gov

Proposed Regulations

Sexually Violent Predators Standardized Assessment Protocol - Regular Rulemaking

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice filed with the Office of Administrative Law: November 28, 2017
Notice File No.: Z-2017-1128-03
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date: December 8, 2017
Public Hearing Date: January 22, 2018
Close of Public Comment Period: January 22, 2018

Assessment of Sexually Violent Predators - Regular Rulemaking

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice filed with the Office of Administrative Law: November 10, 2017
Notice File No.: Z-2017-1107-04
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date: November 17, 2017
Public Hearing Date: January 2, 2018
Close of Public Comment Period: January 2, 2018

Conflict of Interest Code

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice filed with the Office of Administrative Law: August 22, 2017
Notice File No.: 2017-0822-02
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date: September 1, 2017
Regulatory Action No.: Z-2017-1127-01FP
Filed with the Secretary of State: December 5, 2017
Effective Date: January 4, 2018

Completed Regulations

Assessment of Sexually Violent Predators Rulemaking Proceeding - Emergency Regulation

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Emergency Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: August 7, 2017
OAL File No.: 2017-0807-02E
Approved by the Office of Administrative Law: August 17, 2017
Filed with the Secretary of State: August 17, 2017
Effective Date: August 17, 2017

Assessment of Sexually Violent Predators Rulemaking Proceeding - Emergency Regulation (WITHDRAWN)

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Emergency filed with the Office of Administrative Law: 07/14/2017
OAL File No.: 2017-0714-01E

End of Life Option Act - Emergency Regulation

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
OAL File No.:2016-0616-02E
File Received by the Office of Administrative Law: June 16, 2016
Filed with the Secretary of State: June 27, 2016
Effective Date: June 27, 2016

End of Life Option Act - Regular Rulemaking

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date: October 28, 2016
File Received by the Office of Administrative Law:
Filed with the Secretary of State: February 2, 2017
Effective Date: April 1, 2017

Incompetent to Stand Trial Admissions Process - Emergency Regulations

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
OAL File No.: 2016-0906-03-E
File Received by the Office of Administrative Law: September 6, 2016
Filed with the Secretary of State: September 16, 2016
Effective Date: September 16, 2016

Incompetent to Stand Trial Admissions Process - Emergency Regulation 1st Readoption

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law: March 15, 2017
OAL File No.: 2017-0315-01EE
File Received by the Office of Administrative Law: March 15, 2017
Filed with the Secretary of State: March 15, 2017
Effective Date: March 15, 2017

Incompetent to Stand Trial Admissions Process - Emergency Regulation 2nd Readoption

History of Rulemaking Proceeding

*The second readoption of the emergency regulations was submitted to OAL on June 6, 2017, and the comment period has been extended to June 12, 2017 at 5:00pm. *

Incompetent to Stand Trial Admissions Process - Regular Rulemaking

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: January 5, 2017
Notice File No.: Z-2016-1229-01
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date: January 13, 2017
Public Hearing: February 24, 2017
Final Package Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: 09/08/2017, determination due 10/20/2017
Regulatory Action No.: 2017-0908-02C - WITHDRAWN - 10/20/2017
Resubmittal filed with OAL: 11/17/2017
Resubmittal Regulatory Action No.: 2017-1117-03SR
Approved by the Office of Administrative Law: 11/22/2017
Filed with the Secretary of State: 11/22/2017
Effective Date: 11/22/2017


*The second readoption of the emergency regulations was submitted to OAL on June 6, 2017, and the comment period has been extended to June 12, 2017 at 5:00pm. *

Interim Involuntary Medication Hearing Procedures at State Hospitals

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law: June 29, 2015
Notice File No.: Z-2015-0629-02
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date: July 10, 2015
File Received by the Office of Administrative Law: September 28, 2015
Filed with the Secretary of State: November 5, 2015
Effective Date: November 5, 2015

 

Stakeholder Meeting, March 29, 2017

Assembly Bill 1962: Discussion and Development of Guidelines for Psychiatrists and Psychologists

The following attachments are for the AB 1962 Stakeholder Meeting on March 29th, 2017 at 2:30-5PM.

DISCLAIMER: The documents contained on these pages are facsimiles of the rulemaking records produced at the time the regulations were promulgated. For the most up-to-date and accurate information refer to the hardcopy or online publications of the Office of Administrative Law.

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