Rehabilitation Accreditation / Conflict of Interest - Corruption?
With the three recent Patient deaths at the Scientology Rehab center, Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), continues to recognize Narconon Arrowhead for accredited services to the unwary and desperate public. Following a lengthy investigation in Canada recently, the Quebec College of Physicians banned a Montreal physician from ever associating with Narconon again and the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services forced Narconon Trois-Rivieres to immediately shut down and remove all the patients - citing Narconon as a health risk and danger to patients. CARF on the other hand, even though there are three recent deaths at Narconon Arrowhead, continues to support and provide Narconon with Accreditation. The subject of this complaint is how and why CARF accredited Narconon Arrowhead in the first place? On December 20, 1991, a state board denied certification for Narconon Arrowhead (formally Narconon Chilocco New Life Center), and gave the facility seven days to move out its patients. The Oklahoma Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services voted 6-0 to deny certification for Narconon Chilocco. Board member Stewart R. Beasley Jr. asked that 27 patients now at Narconon Chilocco be removed within seven days because the program is basically unsafe. Their well-being is at risk. According to several credible websites, William Kent McGregor was the Surveyor employed by CARF for the Accreditation process of Narconon Arrowhead. Not only did McGregor have close family ties to Narconon Arrowhead, but following the Accreditation process, he was employed at the Scientology Rehab center. When one examines the criteria set forth by CARF for a Rehab center to be accredited, it is clear that many issues have been covered over with a veil of ignorance and could easily be interrpreted as corruption or a conspiracy plot to circumvent the original and appropriate Oklahoma Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services denial of Government Certification. And what's more important and of grave concern, is the recent patient deaths while in the care of Narconon Arrowhead.