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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.
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.