'Stacy's Bill' heads to Gov.'s desk - 2013-05-07
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.
Wednesday, 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.