State Senator Speaks Out After Latest Narconon Lawsuit - 2014-08-20
The lawsuit says investigators on the case found the facility broke numerous state laws and they wanted to shut it down. But leadership at ODMHSAS "attempted to hide the findings" because they believe "the Department did not want to get involved with litigation involving the Church of Scientology."
"That would be extremely concerning and disappointing in light of the legislation we passed giving them the authority to do something," said Sen. Tom Ivester, (D) - Sayre.
Ivester was behind a new law that took effect in 2013 giving the Department of Mental Health greater oversight into the facility.
"They would be able to go in for inspections unannounced, announced," he explained. "And if the allegations are true the Department of Mental Health hasn't done it, they just haven't done it. We gave them the authority and they haven't done it."