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Legislation regulating Narconon Arrowhead one step closer to Governor's desk -Mcalester News- Capital

 By Jeanne LeFlore Staff Writer

McALESTER — Legislation regulating Narconon Arrowhead and other drug rehabs is has passed the House and will head to the Senate for one more vote before it hits the Govenors desk, according to state offiials.

Senate bill 295 passed the House 80 to 13 today and will now go before the Senate one last time before it's presented to Gov. Mary Fallin for signing.

Narconon Arrowhead is a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Canadian affiliated with the Church of Scientology.

Narconon Arrowhead has faced a number of lawsuits and was under a multi-agency investigation since the July 19 death of Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, of Owasso, by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Mental Health.

Since her death, the investigation expanded the 2012 deaths of two others found dead at the facility within nine months; Hillary Holten, 21 Gabriel Graves, 32, and the 2009 death of Kaysie Dianne Werninck, 28. Werninck died at a local hospital while a patient of Narconon Arrowhead.

Dist. 18 District Attorney Farley Ward is still reviewing the case and no charges have been filed.

Last year Sen. Tom Ivester D-Sayer stated he would work with officials at Oklahoma’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to author the legislation aimed at “regulating questionable practices” at Narconon Arrowhead.

more at http://mcalesternews.com/breakingnews/x1097423813/Legislation-regulating-Narconon-Arrowhead-heads-to-Govenors-desk
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Good for Oklahoma.  Time to step up and take responsibility for the Hydra that is Narconon Arrowhead.
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Yes. I am interested in how this will effect Narconon Arrowhead's current and future licenses
I am a volunteer advocate for victims of the Narconon scam. I am a former scientologist. I post anonymously. Mary McConnell is my long time nom de plume. Feel free to contact me for assistance in righting the wrongs.

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I see loopholes.  Intentions from Ivester and Murphey are good and honorable, but it still doesn't handle the situation they were intending to address.

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I see loopholes.  Intentions from Ivester and Murphey are good and honorable, but it still doesn't handle the situation they were intending to address.

I know you had concerns about the bill from early on, Lucas. Hopefully, it's a step in the right direction. It's still shocking that no action has been taken against Narconon Arrowhead after so many tragic and needless deaths.
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