The Certificate of Need for the proposed opioid treatment program by Tri Cities Holding LLC in Johnson City, Tennessee has been denied by the State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency.
An official statement on behalf of NAMA Recovery of Tennessee will be forthcoming and published here first over the next few days. The State of Tennessee, through their Certificate of Need process, has violated federal law under the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying disabled Americans with chronic health conditions access to the most evidence-based and effective treatment for their illness. It's a sad day. The State of Tennessee has put personal biases and politics ahead of science and 40+ years of research while showing they are not serious about confronting the opioid addiction and overdose epidemic plaguing our state and the country.