Questions About Broome Drug Rehab Center Remain
The Chairman of the Broome County Legislature is still questioning several aspects of a proposal to locate a drug treatment and rehabilitation facility at the former Broome Developmental Center.
Daniel Reynolds says he still has not gotten answers to questions about the method for settling on 50 beds at the Town of Dickinson facility, the financial burden that the County would face and how it can be assured Broome would not be paying for treatment for people from other counties.
Reynolds sent a letter to the Chief Counsel of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Robert Kent December 12.
Reynolds says, based on information he’s been able to obtain, a 50-bed facility in Broome County would make it the third largest concentration of Medically Supervised Withdrawal Inpatients beds in the state behind facilities being located in New York City.
A Committee-of-the-Whole meeting of the Broome County is scheduled to address the issue December 27 with a legislative vote to follow.