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

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.

Proposed Regulations

Assessment of Sexually Violent Predators Rulemaking Proceeding – Emergency Regulation – Refiling

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

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law:
OAL File No.:
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date:
Public Hearing:
File Received by the Office of Administrative Law:
Filed with the Secretary of State:
Effective Date:

DSH expects to re–file the Emergency Action in the near future, with a new Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking, Finding of Emergency, and Emergency Regulation Text.

Incompetent to Stand Trial Admissions Process – Emergency Regulations 2nd Readoption

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law:
OAL File No.:
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date:
Public Hearing:
File Received by the Office of Administrative Law:
Filed with the Secretary of State:
Effective Date:

*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 Proceeding

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law: January 5, 2017
OAL File No.:
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date: January 13, 2017
Public Hearing: February 24, 2017
File Received by the Office of Administrative Law:
Filed with the Secretary of State:
Effective Date:

Completed Regulations

End of Life Option Act

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law:
OAL File No.:
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

Interim Involuntary Medication Hearing Procedures at State Hospitals

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law: June 29, 2015
OAL 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

End of Life Option Act - Emergency Regulations

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law: June 16, 2016
OAL File No.:2016-0616-02E
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date: July 8, 2016
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

Incompetent to Stand Trial Admissions Process - Emergency Regulations

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law: September 1, 2016
OAL File No.: 2016-0906-03-E
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date:
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 Regulations 1st Readoption

History of Rulemaking Proceeding
Notice Received by the Office of Administrative Law: March 15, 2017
OAL File No.: 2017-0315-01EE
California Regulatory Notice Register Publication Date:
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

 

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.