Gov. Fallin signs bill regulating Narconon Arrowhead

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Shiny & Free
Following on from the recent activity re Narconon, there is now legislation! Yay! T


Gov. Fallin signs bill regulating Narconon Arrowhead


By Jeanne LeFlore

A bill giving the state oversight of Narconon Arrowhead and other drug rehabs according to legislation signed today by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Senate Bill 295 co-authored by a Senate Democrat Tom Ivester D- Sayer and House Republican Jason Murphey R-Guthrie was signed today at the Capitol after passing the Senate unopposed last week.

The legislation was written after an investigation into a string of deaths that happened within months of each other at Narconon Arrowhead.

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Last week Ivester said he wrote the bill because of the deaths at Narconon Arrowhead.

“It was the repeated deaths, that’s what did it for me,” Ivester said.

“That, and that nothing was being done legislatively about it.”

He said the legislation will force drug rehabs such as Narconon Arrowhead to be certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Heath and Substance Abuse, giving the state oversight over such facilities.

http://mcalesternews.com/breakingne...gulating-Narconon-Arrowhead-other-drug-rehabs
 

Arthur Dent

Silver Meritorious Patron
They couldn't just shut them down... with three deaths?? Giving the state oversight and leaving Narconon in place just gives the cult new territory to try to infiltrate and influence. They will do whatever robotic things they have to do to get their stats up. They now use the state connection as a PR advantage for gaining more insurance coverage, perhaps. They will leverage that the state connection makes them more legit and mainstream. Seriously, I wish they had just shut them down. Makes me wonder why they didn't.
But then again, the upside is scientology's worst nightmare....the psychs in charge! :hysterical:
Maybe this will set a trend.
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
Tony Ortega's article:

http://tonyortega.org/2013/05/07/oklahoma-governor-signs-law-aimed-at-scientology-drug-rehab/
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today signed SB 295, turning “Stacy’s Bill” into “Stacy’s Law.”

On July 19, 2012, Stacy Dawn Murphy died of an overdose at Narconon Arrowhead, the Church of Scientology’s flagship drug rehab facility near Canadian, Oklahoma. Hers was the third patient death in only nine months, and it launched county and state investigations, multiple lawsuits, and now a new law that will give the state greater oversight of the facility.

Governor Fallin took less than a week to sign the bill after it was forwarded to her by the state legislature.
 

NoName

A Girl Has No Name
Gotta love the name. Fallin = Failin' = Epic cult failin'. You can't make this shit up. :anon: :scnsucks: :guyfawkes:
 

Anonycat

Crusader
McALESTER — A bill giving the state oversight of Narconon Arrowhead and other drug rehabs according to legislation signed today by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Senate Bill 295 co-authored by a Senate Democrat Tom Ivester D- Sayer and House Republican Jason Murphey R-Guthrie was signed today at the Capitol after passing the Senate unopposed last week.

The legislation was written after an investigation into a string of deaths that happened within months of each other at Narconon Arrowhead.

Narconon Arrowhead is a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Canadian that uses the teachings of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.The bill originally passed the Senate unopposed in February. Then in April the legislation passed the House Public Health Committee 9 to 1 with an amendment, the amended legislation went on to pass the House 80 to 13. The final Senate vote was Wednesday. It is now headed to Gov. Mary Fallins desk.

Last week Ivester said he wrote the bill because of the deaths at Narconon Arrowhead.

“It was the repeated deaths, that’s what did it for me,” Ivester said.

“That, and that nothing was being done legislatively about it.”

He said the legislation will force drug rehabs such as Narconon Arrowhead to be certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Heath and Substance Abuse, giving the state oversight over such facilities.

Narconon Arrowhead under a multi-agency investigation since the July death of Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, of Owasso. Her father, Robert Murphy said he calls the bill Stacy's Bill in memory of his daughter. After Stacy Murphy was found dead at Narconon Arrowhead in July 21, the case was investigated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Mental Health.

Full story: http://mcalesternews.com/breakingne...gulating-Narconon-Arrowhead-other-drug-rehabs
 
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