Author Topic: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.  (Read 48803 times)

Offline Watcher2

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OK every now and then I will just do a web search and see how NNGa are presenting their Conic (calling this place a clinic seems so wrong)

Anyway, it is a new year, NNGa is in a mess of trouble and STILL they represent as a residential Program.

http://www.drugsno.com/narconon-program/discharge-after-care/

"This final section serves as support for the client. After completing the residential stage of treatment, they will then be ready for the transition back into society."

Just Amazing. This site has been updated several times in the past few month yet the residual residential misrepresenting still exist.

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Mary Rieser has been gearing up to try and "prove" to the DCH that they are not running a residential program, including overseeing the application of Discovery Course to receive GARR accreditation (Georgia Association of Recovery Residences).  See, she still has power over Darrell Hall and Discovery Course, because Narconon is their only client and so there cannot be autonomy.  Narconon staff still call the shots. 

Stupid mistakes like leaving "residential" on their website are part and parcel with the way Mary has always operated.  Then she'll blame Matt Hawk, her second in command and webmaster.  Matt is as brilliant as he is arrogant, and Scientology only made the latter worse.  If I were him, I'd take my intelligence and computer skills elsewhere and get a real job, but that's just me...

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Stupid mistakes like leaving "residential" on their website are part and parcel with the way Mary has always operated.  Then she'll blame Matt Hawk, her second in command and webmaster.  Matt is as brilliant as he is arrogant, and Scientology only made the latter worse.  If I were him, I'd take my intelligence and computer skills elsewhere and get a real job, but that's just me...
Interesting.
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« Last Edit: January 09, 2013, 21:34 by Mary_McConnell »
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Interesting - Can you post the documents?
Insurance means big trouble, correct?

Documents posted here:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,11114.msg28535.html#msg28535
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Mary Rieser has been gearing up to try and "prove" to the DCH that they are not running a residential program, including overseeing the application of Discovery Course to receive GARR accreditation (Georgia Association of Recovery Residences).  See, she still has power over Darrell Hall and Discovery Course, because Narconon is their only client and so there cannot be autonomy.  Narconon staff still call the shots. 

Stupid mistakes like leaving "residential" on their website are part and parcel with the way Mary has always operated.  Then she'll blame Matt Hawk, her second in command and webmaster.  Matt is as brilliant as he is arrogant, and Scientology only made the latter worse.  If I were him, I'd take my intelligence and computer skills elsewhere and get a real job, but that's just me...


 Informing both the DCH and the GARR voting board of directors as to what is transpiring between Mary Rieser of NarCONon of Georgia and Darrell Hall of Discovery Course.
 
Pictured below left to right are NarCONon ED Mary Rieser and Discovery Courses Darrell Hall
                         

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It looks like this was recently posted to the DCH Healthcare Facility Regulation website.

Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
N  0000  Initial Comments
At the time of an-off site investigation, Narconon of Georgia was not in compliance with the Rules
and Regulations for Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs, Chapter 290-4-2, as a result
of the investigation of complaint #GA00117913.  The allegation was substantiated.  The following
deficiencies were cited:
 
N  0500  290-4-2-.05  Licenses
No governing body shall operate a drug abuse treatment and education program in the state without first obtaining
a license or provisional license.  A licensed program may offer one or more of the program services described in
these rules.
This Requirement is not met as evidenced by:
Based on a review of court documents, and Department records, it was determined that the
facility failed to notify the Department of a change in licensure, that included outpatient and
residential services.  This failure negatively effected the health and safety of one of one sampled
client (Client #1).   Findings were:
A review of Department records revealed that the facility applied for a licensed to operate an
outpatient Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program in April 2002, that was completed and
signed by the facility's executive director (employee #1).  Subsequent licensure applications were
submitted to the Department to include the following dates of December 2003 completed and
signed by a governing body member of Narconon of Georgia, May 18, 2004, August 2005,
September 2006, August 2009, that was signed by employee #1.  There was no documented
evidence that a residential modality was included on any of the licensure applications.
The facility added a ambulatory detoxification modality to the January 2007 license application. 
All of these licenses were granted by the department.   This program was operating as a branch
of the outpatient program.  However, the facility was found to be out of compliance with the rules
and regulation for operating as a branch.  During a complaint investigation that was conducted
May 2012, the facility was found to be operating a full time, as opposed to a part time
detoxification program in violation of an agreement made with the Department regarding the
operation of the program.   
Further reviews of three complaint investigation complaint #GA00109510, completed 3/21/12,
#GA0011446, completed 4/10/12  and #GA00114688, completed 7/17/12,  regarding the facility's
Page 1 of 3
More Information
Return to Facility Location and Information Guide
Return to Inspection Screen

 
 
 
 
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
alleged operation of a residential program, were unsubstantiated.  While client interviews
confirmed that the facility was a residential program, there was conflicting documentation
including records of an acknowledgement form, signed by the clients stating that the facility was
not a residential program. 
A review of documents released as public records regarding the State Court of Dekalb County,
Civil Action No. 10-A-28641-2, filed in the Clerk, State, Court, Dekalb County on 11/5/12, revealed
several 
sworn statements from the Executive Director to ex-clients/employees, confirming that Narconon
of Georgia was knowingly, operating as a residential program, when licensed for an outpatient
Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program.  There was a sworn statement from a manager of
an out of state Drug Court that stated that the Executive Director of Narconon stated that
residential services were provided by the facility, which included 24 hour supervision.  The ED
was made aware that the client #1 was court ordered to attend a residential drug program that
provided 24 hour supervision, still the client was admitted into the program.  Thus, the court
manager was mislead to believe that client#1 was appropriately placed in a residential program. 
This false information negatively effected the health and well being of client #1.  Also, the sworn
court statements confirmed that the facility was representing its program as a residential
program.   
 
N  0501  290-4-2-.05(a)  Licenses
License.  A license will be issued, upon presentation of evidence satisfactory to the department, that the program
is in compliance with these rules and all applicable federal and state laws for the handling and dispensing of
drugs, and all state and local health, safety, (including fire, sanitation, building) and zoning requirements.  A
license shall remain in force and effect for a period determined by the department unless sooner suspended or
revoked by the department.  Such license shall describe each type of service and program that the license is
authorized to provide.  Any changes in authorized services and programs shall be reported to the department. 
The department will determine whether a new license is required.
This Requirement is not met as evidenced by:
Based on a review of court documents, and Department records, it was determined that the
facility failed to update its license to include the addition of residential services.  This failure
provided misleading information to the public, which negatively effected the health and safety of
Page 2 of 3
More Information
Return to Facility Location and Information Guide
Return to Inspection Screen

 
 
 
 
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
one of one sampled client (Client #1).  Findings were:
Cross reference: Z 500 - Failure of the governing body to operate a drug program that was
incompliance with the Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program license issued by the
Department. 

Sorry for the layout. Will get dox uploaded later.
 
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Offline Mary_McConnell

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It looks like this was recently posted to the DCH Healthcare Facility Regulation website.

Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
N  0000  Initial Comments
At the time of an-off site investigation, Narconon of Georgia was not in compliance with the Rules
and Regulations for Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs, Chapter 290-4-2, as a result
of the investigation of complaint #GA00117913.  The allegation was substantiated.  The following
deficiencies were cited:
 
N  0500  290-4-2-.05  Licenses
No governing body shall operate a drug abuse treatment and education program in the state without first obtaining
a license or provisional license.  A licensed program may offer one or more of the program services described in
these rules.
This Requirement is not met as evidenced by:
Based on a review of court documents, and Department records, it was determined that the
facility failed to notify the Department of a change in licensure, that included outpatient and
residential services.  This failure negatively effected the health and safety of one of one sampled
client (Client #1).   Findings were:
A review of Department records revealed that the facility applied for a licensed to operate an
outpatient Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program in April 2002, that was completed and
signed by the facility's executive director (employee #1).  Subsequent licensure applications were
submitted to the Department to include the following dates of December 2003 completed and
signed by a governing body member of Narconon of Georgia, May 18, 2004, August 2005,
September 2006, August 2009, that was signed by employee #1.  There was no documented
evidence that a residential modality was included on any of the licensure applications.
The facility added a ambulatory detoxification modality to the January 2007 license application. 
All of these licenses were granted by the department.   This program was operating as a branch
of the outpatient program.  However, the facility was found to be out of compliance with the rules
and regulation for operating as a branch.  During a complaint investigation that was conducted
May 2012, the facility was found to be operating a full time, as opposed to a part time
detoxification program in violation of an agreement made with the Department regarding the
operation of the program.   
Further reviews of three complaint investigation complaint #GA00109510, completed 3/21/12,
#GA0011446, completed 4/10/12  and #GA00114688, completed 7/17/12,  regarding the facility's
Page 1 of 3
More Information
Return to Facility Location and Information Guide
Return to Inspection Screen

 
 
 
 
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
alleged operation of a residential program, were unsubstantiated.  While client interviews
confirmed that the facility was a residential program, there was conflicting documentation
including records of an acknowledgement form, signed by the clients stating that the facility was
not a residential program. 
A review of documents released as public records regarding the State Court of Dekalb County,
Civil Action No. 10-A-28641-2, filed in the Clerk, State, Court, Dekalb County on 11/5/12, revealed
several 
sworn statements from the Executive Director to ex-clients/employees, confirming that Narconon
of Georgia was knowingly, operating as a residential program, when licensed for an outpatient
Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program.  There was a sworn statement from a manager of
an out of state Drug Court that stated that the Executive Director of Narconon stated that
residential services were provided by the facility, which included 24 hour supervision.  The ED
was made aware that the client #1 was court ordered to attend a residential drug program that
provided 24 hour supervision, still the client was admitted into the program.  Thus, the court
manager was mislead to believe that client#1 was appropriately placed in a residential program. 
This false information negatively effected the health and well being of client #1.  Also, the sworn
court statements confirmed that the facility was representing its program as a residential
program.   
 
N  0501  290-4-2-.05(a)  Licenses
License.  A license will be issued, upon presentation of evidence satisfactory to the department, that the program
is in compliance with these rules and all applicable federal and state laws for the handling and dispensing of
drugs, and all state and local health, safety, (including fire, sanitation, building) and zoning requirements.  A
license shall remain in force and effect for a period determined by the department unless sooner suspended or
revoked by the department.  Such license shall describe each type of service and program that the license is
authorized to provide.  Any changes in authorized services and programs shall be reported to the department. 
The department will determine whether a new license is required.
This Requirement is not met as evidenced by:
Based on a review of court documents, and Department records, it was determined that the
facility failed to update its license to include the addition of residential services.  This failure
provided misleading information to the public, which negatively effected the health and safety of
Page 2 of 3
More Information
Return to Facility Location and Information Guide
Return to Inspection Screen

 
 
 
 
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
one of one sampled client (Client #1).  Findings were:
Cross reference: Z 500 - Failure of the governing body to operate a drug program that was
incompliance with the Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program license issued by the
Department. 

Sorry for the layout. Will get dox uploaded later.

Thanks so much, mefree. Looks like DCH is finally facing the issues and doing something about it.

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Hopefully shutting them down for good!

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It's great that DCH has this on their site now, so people can be aware of it (if they check) but I don't see any difference (except in formatting) between that and the document posted here around Christmas:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12083.msg28068.html#msg28068

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-11-13-GaDCH-NarcononOfGeorgiaInspectionReport.pdf

Am I missing something?   ???

I sure would have liked to see what the Plan of Correction that Mary Rieser returned to them was, if she even did return one.  Whatever it was, I guess this time it wasn't satisfactory.  Maybe she didn't return one at all - Luke had said she was busy getting spanked at FLAG around that time.
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I honestly have not had time to compare them. In general, the online postings are more of a summary document of findings.
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 Within the dox,s (Thanks Mefree) the DCH refers to the "Governing body". Would this mean the Narconon of Georgia board of directors?

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It's great that DCH has this on their site now, so people can be aware of it (if they check) but I don't see any difference (except in formatting) between that and the document posted here around Christmas:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12083.msg28068.html#msg28068

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-11-13-GaDCH-NarcononOfGeorgiaInspectionReport.pdf

Am I missing something?   ???

I sure would have liked to see what the Plan of Correction that Mary Rieser returned to them was, if she even did return one.  Whatever it was, I guess this time it wasn't satisfactory.  Maybe she didn't return one at all - Luke had said she was busy getting spanked at FLAG around that time.

It's the same document. Same date in Nov.
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Offline CoolHand

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Luke had said she was busy getting spanked at FLAG around that time.

I've had various reports of Mary's whereabouts, though I guess timing wasn't specific.  It is my understanding though that Jeannie Trahant is now the acting Executive Director at Narconon Georgia.  There is clearly some plan of action in place from Narconon International if Jeannie is there.  Will it be to facilitate the transfer of students somewhere (as Jeannie did for Narconon Sacramento in 2005), or will it be to form a new corporation in Georgia?  Not sure, but the Narconon trademark license was issued to Mary, so if she's not at the helm anymore, chances are likely they're moving along with their plan B and have given up hope that NN of GA will come through this series blows - the DCH license revocation, the Desmond case, and one or two other things looming...

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I don't know if she resigned, or if it was a forced resignation or what.

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Who is Jeannie Trahant?  Is she from Narconon International?
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Who is Jeannie Trahant?  Is she from Narconon International?

Jeannie Trahant was reportedly the first female graduate from Narconon LA in the early 70's.  She won a Freedom Medal from the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) for her work at Narconon in Southern California over the ensuing decades.  She has been by Narconon International on several projects and has bounced around a lot as well.  She worked at Arrowhead for a while, but was allowed to leave because she was ineffective as a reg.  She has been in Michigan on and off, worked with the short-lived Narconon Sacramento, helped set up Narconon Hastings in the UK (also now closed), and so on.  She's also an OT VIII.  Her ex-husband is Larry Trahant, who runs Narconon Fresh Start.