New York Methadone Clinic Blocked

The director of a methadone treatment trade organization drew a sharp rebuke when he hinted at the possibility of legal action if Glens Falls, New York officials attempt to prevent a methadone treatment center from opening in the city.

Henry Bartlett, executive director of the Committee of Methadone Program Administrators, told the Glens Falls Common Council on Tuesday evening that the city’s lawyers should review previous legal decisions involving the cities of Baltimore, MD, and Reading, PA.

Mr. Bartlett said both decisions centered on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which addresses equal rights for black people.

Source:Glens Falls Post Star – October 12, 2011