Residential Rehab Regulations
Following multiple incidents involving locally based drug rehabilitation facilities which have posed serious threats to public health and safety, we call on the City of Malibu to pass new regulations which would limit the number of employees who can work for ANY home-based business, and then apply that regulation to all local businesses operating in one or more adjacent residential properties. We further call on the California State Senate and Assembly to pass new regulations which would mandate the following: 1. No more than one six-bed facility per square mile. 2. Mandatory non-smoking policies for all patients and staff at any facility located in any wildfire-prone area. 3. The total number of patient beds for all facilities in any one community must not exceed the estimated actual need for that community. 4. Facilities accepting patients who do not live in that community must be restricted to areas zoned for commercial medical facilities, and must be prohibited from using properties in residential neighborhoods. 5. All rehabs must otherwise abide by the same regulations which apply to other commercial medical facilities. 6. All rehabs must publish 3-, 6-, and 12-month success/recidivism rates for all patients receiving care at their facility.