From Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris

Official Oversight Hearing on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities in Costa Mesa -- WEDNESDAY

Dear Neighbors:

I would like to cordially invite you to an oversight hearing discussing the regulation of the substance abuse treatment facility industry, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30th in Costa Mesa.

There have been many strides made in rehabilitation care over the past few years, including the codification of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately, the expanded coverage of care, in conjunction with our nation's ongoing opioid and substance crisis, has created an environment ripe for fraud and exploitation in the substance abuse treatment industry.

My aim with this hearing is to shed light on the issues and challenges related to regulating the substance abuse treatment industry in California. A number of industry-experts will share their expertise in addiction recovery, discuss the ways in which substance abuse treatment can and should be incorporated into mainstream care, and also add additional law enforcement perspectives.

I would like to encourage you to attend, provide feedback and recommendations - it is important that the community have a stake in this critical issue.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

City of Costa Mesa, City Hall
Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Panelists will include:

Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair, Accountability and Administrative Review Committee

Wendy McEntyre, Public Safety Advocate, Founder, Jarrod's Law 

Nancy Clark, Executive Director, The Recovery Center

Sal Landers, Former Sober Living Owner/Co-Manager

Jennifer Lohse, Vice President and General Counsel, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Dr. Randolph Holmes, Chair, Public Policy Committee, California Society of Addiction Medicine

Mayor Katrina Foley, City of Costa Mesa

Tracy Hughes, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Orange County District Attorney's Office

Jeff Hallock, Assistant Sheriff, Orange County Sheriff's Department

To learn more about the hearing and the panelists, please visit our hearing website.

Please also continue sending me your thoughts on this issue through my website.

Yours faithfully,
Cottie Petrie-Norris Signature

Cottie Petrie-Norris
California State Assemblywoman, AD74

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