The test case centers on a nonprofit group’s Safehouse project in Philadelphia.
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Governor Wolf called for unity from politicians in Harrisburg to provide the funding needed not just for Philadelphia, but also for the rest of the state.
The state Department of Health said it was unable to “share specifics regarding patient use,” despite doing so in the past.
The change impacts people who need addiction treatment and use medical marijuana for a substance use or mental health disorder.
Two Philadelphia addiction treatment facilities and their owners face criminal charges for allegedly sending illegal kickbacks to recovery homes and forcing patients into substandard care.
Pennsylvania can’t fine addiction treatment facilities that break rules. Some lawmakers want to change that.
The ability to charge fines or fees could weed out bad actors and prevent ongoing harm, experts say, but there’s already pushback from the provider industry.
Dozens of residents at a Philadelphia drug and alcohol treatment program were able to get COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday.