Decision on Narconon Put Off - Judge Invalidates Negative Report - 1990-11-09
The state mental health board, acting on an Oklahoma County district judge's order, opted Thursday not to decide on certification for a controversial drug treatment center.
"The board's conclusion was, without a staff evaluation, they didn't feel like that had full evidence on which to make a decision," mental health department spokeswoman Rosemary Brown said.
District Judge Leeman Freeman ruled Wednesday that the board could not consider a mental health department staff recommendation on whether Narconon Chilocco New Life Center should be certified.
The staff recommendation opposed certification, which is necessary before treatment centers apply for a license from the state Department of Health.