Bill to bring oversight to addiction recovery homes sees first hearing

Lawmakers, opponents debate intent and impacts of Senate Bill 94


Last updated 1/12/2023 at 10:41am

by Mara Silvers

Montana Free Press

A bill that would bring a degree of regulation to Montana’s sober living homes and incentivize operators to seek accreditation from industry organizations produced conflicting testimony in a Tuesday hearing before the Legislature’s Senate Judiciary Committee. 

If it becomes law, the policy would mark a new effort in Montana to rein in a currently unregulated part of the addiction recovery industry. Unlike clinical treatment centers and medical providers, recovery homes are not subject to state licensure and can have wide-ranging philosophies of subs...

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