Authorities raid two pain clinics, homes in Johnson

There are 9 comments on the Feb 16, 2011, Lexington Herald-Leader story titled Authorities raid two pain clinics, homes in Johnson. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

Federal, state and local authorities searched two Johnson County pain clinics and two homes Wednesday, a spokeswoman with the state attorney general's office said.

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IN THE NEWAPAPER

Hagerhill, KY

#1 Feb 20, 2011
A group of residents and members of a Johnson County church on Monday presented a petition asking the fiscal court to bar pain clinics from the county. The fiscal court is awaiting an opinion from the state attorney general on whether such a ban is legal, said County Attorney Michael Endicott.
There's nothing particular to Johnson County that attracts pain clinics, said Kentucky State Police drug task force Detective Randy Hunter.
"It's more coincidental than anything — other than being situated in Appalachia, in Eastern Kentucky," where there is a long-documented history of addiction to prescription pills, he said.
It would be wrong to think Paintsville is unique, he said.
"Some of those (pain clinics) operate in a legitimate fashion," Hunter said. "There are clinics throughout the region that do not."
IN THE NEWSPAPER

Hagerhill, KY

#2 Feb 20, 2011
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(B) Has been convicted under ORS 161.405 of an attempt to commit any of the crimes listed in
subparagraph (A) of this paragraph[; or].
(C) Has been convicted in another jurisdiction of a crime that is substantially equivalent, as
defined by rule, to any of the crimes listed in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this paragraph.
(D) Has had a teaching, personnel service or administrative license or registration revoked in another jurisdiction for a reason that is substantially equivalent, as defined by rule,
to a reason described in ORS 342.175 and the revocation is not subject to further appeal. A
person whose privilege to apply for a license or registration is denied under this subparagraph may apply for reinstatement of the privilege as provided in ORS 342.175 (4).
(b) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may refuse to issue a license or registration to any person who has been convicted of a crime involving the illegal use, sale or possession
of controlled substances.
(4) In denying the issuance of a license or registration under this section, the commission shall
follow the procedure set forth in ORS 342.176 and 342.177.
(5) The Department of Education shall provide school districts and public charter schools a copy
of the list contained in subsection (3) of this section.
SECTION 5. ORS 670.280 is amended to read:
670.280.(1) As used in this section:
(a)“License” includes a registration, certification or permit.
(b)“Licensee” includes a registrant or a holder of a certification or permit.
(2) Except as provided in ORS 342.143 (3) or 342.175 (3), a licensing board, commission or
[3]A-Eng. SB 47

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IN THE NEWSPAPER

Hagerhill, KY

#3 Feb 20, 2011
Bill Information
Regular Session 2009-2010
House Bill 247

Text [History][Votes]
Short Title: An Act amending the act of July 19, 1979 (P.L.130, No.48), known as the Health Care Facilities Act, reenacting and amending provisions relating to definitions, powers and duties of Department of Health and State health services plan; reenacting provisions relating to regulations; reenacting and amending provisions relating to certificates of need and issuance of license; prohibiting certain referrals and claims of payment; and repealing sunset provisions.
Prime Sponsor: Representative MUNDY
Last Action: Referred to INSURANCE, Feb. 4, 2009 [House]
Printer's No.
Printer's No. Text (H) Amendments (S) Amendments (H) Fiscal Note (S) Fiscal Note
257*
* denotes current Printer's Number
really

Williamson, WV

#4 Feb 20, 2011
so whats your point.yestrdays news or what.
burn them

Hagerhill, KY

#5 Feb 20, 2011
Point is: They closed Albert down and are working on closing Care More, I can't wait! Drug Free Paintsville soon!!!!!
Oh Yeah

Salyersville, KY

#6 Feb 20, 2011
burn them wrote:
Point is: They closed Albert down and are working on closing Care More, I can't wait! Drug Free Paintsville soon!!!!!
DO you actually believe this is all it takes for Paintsville to be drug free?
IN THE NEWSPAPER

Hagerhill, KY

#7 Feb 20, 2011
THIS IS A ACTUAL BILLS BEFORE CONGRESS, THAT GIVE THESE CLINIC THE RIGHT TO PRESCRIBE THESE MEDICINE'S THERE IS ALL SO SENATE BILL 88 THAT SAID IT IS ILLEGAL TO INTERFERE WITH THESE PAIN CLINIC OPERATION. AN IT STATES THAT IT IS GOING AGAINST THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK OR INJURED TO STOP OR BAN THESE CLINIC THEREFORE MAKING IT AGAINST THE LAW TO DO SO..you have the websites check them out for yourself. i saw on the news tonight that they are not going to stop people from seeing out of state clinics and they are also doing away with the doctor shopping law said it was a invasion of peoples Rights and privacy.what is really going on is the county city and state is going to lose to much money from banning these clinic's.they are not going to let that happen!
burnt hem

United States

#8 Feb 20, 2011
burn them wrote:
Point is: They closed Albert down and are working on closing Care More, I can't wait! Drug Free Paintsville soon!!!!!
so what about people who truly have chronic pain, how are they supposed to find treatment? While I don't agree with doctors who over prescribe and don't see patients, there are some that need treatment and it's really not fair for these people to be denied relief from their pain. One day you will suffer from chronic pain and you will not be able to find a doctor who will treat you appropriately.
IN THE NEWSPAPER

Hagerhill, KY

#9 Feb 20, 2011
when you have one clinic that paid's a payroll tax of 45/50.0000 ever four months plus state tax every 6 months around 25.000/40.000 they are not going to stop that much money.you're looking at 90/100.000 a year and 75/120.00 a year in payroll taxes the state is not going to lose that much money..not just because some addict wants to kill them self.

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