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“Sober home bill clears final hurdle in House”

“A House bill designed to ensure sober homes are safe for addicts and neighbors has passed its final committee stop and is now on the House floor.

HB 21, filed by Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, would establish a process that would enable recovery residences, such as halfway houses, the opportunity to become certified by state-approved certification organizations.

Although the certification is voluntary, the bill includes an incentive to earn certification by prohibiting substance abuse treatment centers from referring clients to recovery residences that are not certified . That prohibition would go into effect July 2016.”


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