Here is a key document (that I couldn’t find during the live podcast). In my post Social Work Licensing in New York, I question whether the Capital Tonight interviewee was referring to this document when she said “2002 was the first time we tried to regulate the spoken word as treatment”. I have never got any verification about what specifically she was referring to when she said that.
Local Services Bulletin No. 2002-05: Impact of Recent Federal Court Decision Concerning Alcoholics Anonymous
On Government Funded Providers (broken link) It appears that this bulletin has been relocated here where it doesn’t mention that this happened in way back in 2002.