Narconon credential meaningless to state - 1992-06-13
State officials say a substance abuse treatment center should not be allowed to remain open, even though it now has been accredited.
"Just because you're accredited doesn't mean you're certified," Guy Hurst, assistant state attorney general, said Friday.
Hurst said state law requires drug and alcohol treatment facilities to be certified by the state, not just accredited by a professional group.
He said the one-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, based in Tucson, Ariz., will have no bearing on the state's efforts to close Narconon Chilocco, which has ties to the Church of Scientology.