Update: DCF Issuance of New Methadone Licenses

In the February 2019 newsletter, we reported the Department of Children and Families (DCF) had received 123 applications for methadone medication-assisted treatment licenses by the February 4 deadline, under the emergency suspension of the requirement for a determination of need.

On March 13, DCF informed the 123 applicants that pursuant to a settlement agreement reached with plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the emergency suspension, the Department would NOT be issuing any new licenses. Application fees will be refunded to organizations that submitted applications before the deadline. DCF will be publishing revisions to the current rule for methadone licenses (65D-30.014) soon – in advance of a public hearing on the proposed changes to the rule currently scheduled for April 5, 2019.

The staff of One Behavioral Health Association will be monitoring any updates on the proposed rule and will attend the DCF public hearing on your behalf.  (link to letter)