Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sober Home Reform Bill sponsored by State Senator Jeff Clemens

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What does the proposed bill do?
Outlaws patient brokering: Outlaws kickbacks, bonuses, commissions and bribes between sober home operators and treatment programs to secure patients. Criminal penalties apply.
Blocks free and reduced rent: Prohibits treatment centers and other substance abuse providers from offering free or reduced rent to persuade patients to move into a specific sober home.
Bans junkie hunters: Bans soliciting addicts at support-group meetings or treatment centers.
Stops predatory marketing: Call-centers hired by treatment businesses and sober homes must tell addicts calling for a referral who their clients are, and offer information on other programs.