Law to Require Treatment Facilities to be Licensed Advances

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Law to Require Treatment Facilities to be Licensed Advances

Accusations over not having licensed medical staff and procedures have thrust one “treatment facility” into the national spotlight. In response to the issues Oklahoma is hoping a new law
known as Stacy’s Law and will provide oversight for drug rehabilitation centers in the state.

Stacy’s Law requires the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to create a set of rules for certification for organizations that treat people with drug and alcohol related substance abuse problems. It is intended to ensure that only certified facilities treat these issues and criminally punishes facilities that attempt rehabilitation without certification. The law is named for someone who died of an overdose while seeking treatment for addiction. She was one of three patients to die at the now controversial facility in a nine-month span.

Lawsuits against the facility have alleged that drug treatment was performed with no training or education in the field of rehabilitation. Instead, a law suit alleges that staff members relied on the teachings of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to address alcohol and rehabilitation needs.

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