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>>RECOVERY NEWS<< California Adopts Stricter Rules for Drug Use in the Health Industry

Posted Nov 20 2009 12:00am

The LA Times this morning is reporting about new Calf. state rules regarding drug use in the health care industry:

In a major shift, California will impose tough new standards on drug-abusing health professionals, strictly scrutinizing those in treatment and immediately removing from practice anyone who relapses.

“The bottom line is we’re in the business of protecting consumers,” said Brian Stiger, director of the state Department of Consumer Affairs, which announced the rules Thursday. “We’re not in the business of rehabilitation.”

The rules will require nurses, dentists and other health workers in state-run recovery programs to take at least 104 drug tests in their first year more than double any current requirement.

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