CEO questions attention directed at rehab center - 2013-04-04
McALESTER -- He says his organization has problem with Senate Bill 295 and its aim to give state oversight of his Narconon Arrowhead facility. But CEO Gary Smith wonders why the Legislature is spending so much attention on the measure when there are so many other issues needing action. Narconon Arrowhead drew attention in recent years because of its drug and alcohol reabilitation methods and because of the deaths of four of its patients in the past four years. The nonprofit facility is among those that would be regulated by the bill, which has been passed by the Senate and by a House committee. It still faces a vote of the House and any amendments would send it back to the Senate.