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Methadone clinic law takes effect July 1

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Amy N-B 03/10/2014 at 12:51 PM

As I read the bill, it seems the Richmond Treatment Center is grandfathered in. Am I wrong?

john_m 03/10/2014 at 1:08 PM

Nope, you are reading it correctly.

Delegate McClellan 03/11/2014 at 2:11 PM

The bill could not force the Richmond Treatment Center to relocate without violating the Contracts Clause of the US Constitution. This bill just closes the loophole the Richmond Treatment Center used to move to it’s current location. I did introduce budget language to prohibit any private methadone treatment center located within 1/2 mile of a school from using state funds to encourage the RTC to move. However, the General Assembly adjourned without adopting a budget. When we return for Special Session on March 24th, I will continue working to get that language included in the budget.

crd 03/11/2014 at 4:38 PM

Thank you, Del. McClellan, for the post.


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