State Moves To Revoke License of Greensboro Treatment Facility

State Moves To Revoke License of Greensboro Treatment Facility

4:42pm Sep 11, 2019
A screenshot of the letter that NCDHHS sent to Ready4Change on Sept. 4, 2019. PAUL GARBER/WFDD

State health officials have barred a Greensboro treatment facility from accepting new admissions. 

The State Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to revoke the license of Ready4Change Inc. after a survey last month found violations of state law for treatment facilities.

Among the findings detailed in a 45-page report: A licensed psychologist who signed clinical assessments had no training in substance abuse issues. Also, the facility did not let the state know about the deaths of three clients who were getting services through Ready4Change.

In a letter to the facility’s CEO, DHHS says violations found during the survey are detrimental to the health and safety of the clients.

An attorney for Ready4Change says they disagree with the findings and plan to appeal.

“We take these accusations of penalties very seriously, but they are only that – accusations,” a statement released by the facility’s attorney Knichole Emanuel said. “We have the right to be heard in Court to dispute the findings.”

DHHS has given Ready4Change 10 days to submit a plan to correct the problems.

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