Thursday, July 30, 2009

Privatizing APRA

One month ago, the Office of Contracting and Procurement issued a solicitation for proposals to operate the District's substance abuse, assessment and referral center and a detoxification and stabilization center.   Currently, APRA, the Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration, in the Department of Health operates these soon-to-be contracted services.   The closing date is August 31.

Will this lead to better services for District residents?   The answer, of course, depends on the quality of the proposals submitted.   Of course the other question is, what will the effect of the privatization have on FTEs at APRA?