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The Florida Legislature Sends A Message To The Country-We Will Protect The Recovery Community

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at July 27, 2017

On June 14, 2017, the Florida Legislature sent to Governor Rick Scott for signature House Bill (HB) 807, which has unofficially been referred to as the “Practices of Substance Abuse Service Providers Act” and which comprehensive law implements several of the recommendations from the Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force’s Proviso Committee and the Palm Beach County Grand Jury to address the problems within the substance abuse treatment industry. Effective July 1, 2017, HB 807 is a global approach to the regulation of the treatment and sober living industries which to date, have operated in a “grey zone” due to lack of clarity in existing laws as well as operated, by some, simply fraudulently.

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