Governor Wolf Signs Legislation to Regulate Recovery Homes

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 446 to give the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) regulatory authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies.“It is a priority of my administration to do all it can to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic,” Governor Wolf said. “Recovering from the disease of addiction is not an easy task and it’s our job to ensure that recovery homes, where residents should feel safe and protected, are adhering to the highest standards so residents have peace of mind to focus on getting well.”This bill was one in a package of legislation that Governor Wolf pushed for passage of earlier this year. This legislation also tracks much of the work done by the Wolf Administration’s Recovery Home Task Force, which released recommendations in July 2016 for certifying recovery homes. The task force was made up of members from law enforcement, treatment providers, recovery houses, county and state drug and alcohol agencies, and advocacy and recovery-support groups. The task force’s work helped inform this legislative action and is providing a roadmap as DDAP works to draft regulations.This bill will allow DDAP to regulate and license recovery homes, which are residences specifically for people in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction.  Only certified recovery homes are to receive state or federal funding of any kind, and state or county courts must give consideration to certified recovery homes when housing recommendations are made for individuals under their supervision. DDAP will create and distribute regulations in cooperation with stakeholders to ensure a safe and healthy environment for residents, and to protect them from exploitation.“Recovery homes can be a supportive, drug-and-alcohol-free environment for Pennsylvanians in recovery, but without proper oversight, they can also become unsafe,” said DDAP Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith. “I applaud the General Assembly for recognizing the need for oversight to ensure that we hold recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies to the same standard as other treatment facilities. This law will protect some of our most vulnerable constituents at critical time in their recovery journey.”Senator Tom McGarrigle was the bill’s prime sponsor.  Representatives Frank Farry and Tina Davis were among the many advocates for the legislation.“The addiction crisis is affecting our families in Delaware and Chester counties and in every corner of Pennsylvania; access to effective treatment is vital in turning the tide,” said McGarrigle.  “People entering the recovery process have taken the crucial first step to a better, productive and healthy life.  Approval of SB446 sends the message that we will not let that journey be cut short due to the lack of a safe and secure environment for recovery.”“Ensuring we have a strong and reliable system in place to assist recovering individuals with their journey back into society is a crucial part of addressing Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic,” Farry said. “With Governor Wolf’s signature, we can begin working to establish specific policies and procedures for safe recovery housing and surrounding communities.”“Thank you to my colleagues in the legislature and to Governor Wolf for seeing what a critical issue having safe, secure, and clean recovery housing is for the commonwealth, both for those dealing with the disease of addiction and for the communities where these houses are located,” Davis said.Before Senate Bill 446, recovery homes were only subject to the local ordinances of the municipality or township in which they are located.For more information on treatment options in Pennsylvania, county-based resources, and the Wolf Administration’s efforts to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic, visit www.pa.gov/opioid or www.ddap.pa.gov. Governor Wolf Signs Legislation to Regulate Recovery Homes December 19, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Compenswiss tenders real estate mandate worth €50-100m via IPE Quest

first_imgCompenswiss, the manager of Switzerland’s social security funds, has turned to IPE Quest to search for a core European real estate fund.According to search QN-2555, Compenswiss is looking to award a €50m-100m mandate as part of a bid to diversify its global real estate portfolio.It wants to invest in in high-grade real estate across Europe via an open-ended pooled fund with a multi-sector/country strategy.The fund should have maximum leverage of 50%. Compenswiss said it was not interested in listed REITs. A third IPE Quest from a Swiss pension investor is for an FX hedging mandate of around CHF1.5bn (€1.33bn).According to QN-2556, the successful applicant would be responsible for implementing a passive foreign exchange overlay on exposure to currencies other than the US dollar, euro and sterling. The list currently comprises the Australian, Canadian, Danish, Hong Kong, Israeli, Japanese, Norwegian, New Zealand, Swedish and Singapore currencies, and should be hedged to Swiss francs.The unnamed pension fund hedged the main currencies in-house, it said, and the winner of the mandate was expected to use the same infrastructure. The deadline for applications is 9 August at 5pm UK time.Nordic insurer seeks China A-sharesFinally, according to QN-2557, an unnamed Nordic insurer wants to allocate to China A-shares via a UCITS-compliant pooled vehicle domiciled in Luxembourg or Ireland. It specified that a segregated mandate was not of interest.The mandate is for a unit-linked platform, so there is no size for the initial investment.The benchmark will be MSCI China A index. A tracking error of at least 3% is expected, but no more than 10%.Applicants should have at least $3bn in assets under management as a firm and $20m for the asset class. The deadline to apply is 1 August at 5pm UK time.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. Interested parties should apply by 22 July at 5pm UK time.Large Swiss scheme targets global real estateA “large” but otherwise unidentified Swiss pension fund is looking to allocate CHF200m (€89m), with potential for further growth, to global real estate equity via unlisted funds.Search QN-2554 stated that the style should be core or core-plus. The pension fund wants a veto right on individual investments. Applicants should have at least $7bn (€6bn) in assets under management as a firm, and $3bn in the asset class. The deadline is 7 August at 5pm UK time.€1.3bn FX-hedging contract up for grabslast_img read more

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Wellington Rec Rap for April 1 – April 13, 2013

first_imgThere will be a RedLine on April 6th for middle schoolers, instead of the 5th because of the John Michael Montgomery concert. It will be held at the Memorial Auditorium. The Mom & Son Bowling Party will take place Friday, April 12th at Meadow Lanes Bowling Alley for moms and sons, 4 years old thru 5th grade. Register online or at the WRC. A Paintball Trip is planned for Saturday, April 27th for 6th-12th graders. Bus leaves from the WRC at 12:15 pm and returns at 5:30 pm. Marcine GoodrumAssistant SuperintendentWellington Recreation Commission620-326-3323www.wellingtonrec.com Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington Rec Rap for April 1 to April 13:Get your tickets to see John Michael Montgomery in concert at the Grand Re-Opening of Memorial Auditorium this Friday, April 5th! General Admission and  Reserved Tickets are available at the Rec Center and the Chamber office.Sign up for Swim Team Stroke Refinement through the WRC. The pre-season training takes place thru Sunday, April 28th at the SW College Indoor Aquatic Center. A dance for middle schoolers, Spring Fling Dance will be held at the WRC on Saturday, April 13th. Spring Into Fitness at the Fitness Center! Buy a one month Membership and get the 2nd for 1/2 price. Valid thru April 30th. The 4th session of Goju-Ryu Karate will be held at the WRC Tuesdays and Saturdays, April 2nd-30th. Registrations are still open for the Recreational League of Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball with a late fee. Divisions include 9 & 10 year olds and 11 & 12 year olds.last_img read more

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