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Attorney: Federal investigation result of denial of license to operate to methadone clinic in Johnson City

Becky Campbell, NET News Service • Aug 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM

The attorney for a Georgia-based company recently denied a certificate of need to open a methadone clinic in Johnson City claims the city is now subject of a federal investigation.

“I’ve been advised by attorneys at United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in Washington, D.C., (‘DOJ’) that it has now opened a formal investigation of Johnson City for violations of the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act regarding this case,” said Jim Dunlap, an attorney for Tri-Cities Holdings, in an email to the Press.

“The DOJ letter to Johnson City has submitted a list of very detailed questions concerning — which is beyond reasonable dispute — a clearly invalid zoning ordinance and a failure to reasonably accommodate our OTP clinic. I understand the letter gives Johnson City 15 days to indicate if they want to settle the case,” Dunlap said.

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