WHERE’S WALDO? WHERE ARE THE ‘STAFF’ TREATING ADDICTS?
STAFFING DECEPTION & OVER OCCUPANCY DANGER
We can assure you, when rehab operators apply for, or renew, a license with California's
Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs (ADP) they MUST include a Staffing Report. There is a
disconnect between what a city's Fire Marshal is being told by these operators regarding
occupancy & staff, and what they are submitting in their application to obtain/renew state
licensure from ADP.
For example, Narconon Inc., at 1810 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beachm received an
approved Fire Inspection Report for 27 occupancy for their 2004 renewal. Yet, they
ALSO submitted a staff list of 29 full time staff to ADP for a renewal license, at the very
same time! How can they have had a total occupancy of 27, with a staff of 29? That
means they were over-occupancy by 2 staff, and treating NO addicts? Do you really
believe that? Or, are these operators telling the Fire Marshal one thing, telling the state
ADP another, and violating both requirements? It is evident that rehab operators are
attempting to place as many ‘clients’ in a facility (and ignore necessary staffing numbers)
in a blatant attempt to undermine and violate the occupancy established by a Fire
Marshal. Why? To make as much money as possible. These actions endanger not only
these properties, but adjoining and neighboring ones as well.
CRIMINALS/FELONS AS STAFF?
Also, rehabs are guilty of using 'graduates' of their rehab programs, and hiring them as
staff later! Soooo, you've got criminals in treatment, and 'criminals out of treatment'
staffing the rehab! Yes, true insanity. And in one example, a rehab had hired a parolee,
in violation of the person's parole! So that person DID NOT call police when 4
criminals/felons in the rehab houses escaped and STABBED 2 neighbors! YES, true.
Read more about it at: Court Case
RECOMMENDATION: REQUIRE AN ADP ‘STAFFING REPORT’ PRIOR TO
APPROVAL OF ‘FIRE INSPECTION REPORT’
Fact: Each new and renewing (2 yrs.) rehab operator must get an approved ‘Fire
Inspection Report’ from the city’s Fire Marshal. The approval of a “Fire Inspection
Report” should only be completed when a rehab operator includes the ‘Staffing
Report’ to be submitted to ADP. The Fire Marshal should attached the ‘Staffing
Report’ TO the ‘Fire Inspection Report’ and confirm with ADP that such combined
paperwork was, indeed, submitted by the rehab operator. The Fire Marshal must
verify and assure that the rehab operator did NOT change (or remove) this
combined paperwork when it was submitted to ADP.
YES, the city has a right to enforce ‘local use’ provisions. Neither ADP policy
(nor ‘handicapped discrimination’ threats) should deter local city authorities
from using and enforcing their full local zoning authority.