Narconon Chilocco Loses State Appeal Center Requests Exemption - 1992-06-19
Oklahoma County District Judge Leamon Freeman on Monday upheld the decision by the Oklahoma Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to deny certification and licensing for the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.
Narconon Chilocco, about six miles north of Newkirk in Kay County, had eight patients as of Thursday. It has been allowed to continue operating because the Oklahoma Supreme Court last week issued a stay that postponed a ruling from a Kay County district court judge that the center be shut down.
Pat Ryan, a lawyer for the state mental health board, said new regulations that take effect July 15 allow some facilities to ask for exemption from state certification if they win accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).