JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- A company has nixed its plan to try to bring a methadone clinic to Johnson City.
The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency told News Channel 11 New Path Treatment Center has withdrawn its Certificate of Need application. If it had been approved it would have paved the way for the first opioid treatment center in Johnson City that uses methadone to treat the addiction.
The company wanted to open its facility in August on Susannah Street. News Channel 11 reached out to the company and its lawyer about why the application was pulled and whether they plan to re-file in the future. No one has returned our calls or emails as of Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, the application for Crossroads Treatment Centers of Tri-Cities is moving forward. State officials said its certificate of need application is currently in the 60-day review cycle. It is set to go before the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on February 24th.
So far, HSDA said only one person has expressed opposition to the Crossroads center, saying the area is already very busy and cannot afford more traffic. However, a public hearing has not been requested.
Any healthcare institution wishing to oppose the Certificate of Need application must file written notice with the HSDA no later than 15 days before the meeting when the application will be discussed. Anyone else wanting to express their objection has to submit a written letter to HSDA at or before the consideration of the application.