Kane County attorney clouds drug treatment facility hopes
Two-thirds of the vows made by Maxxam Partners in an effort to reverse a permit denial for a drug treatment facility are not legally enforceable, Kane County said recently.
The firm’s proposed drug treatment facility would be located near Campton Hills and has faced steep opposition from neighboring property owners. Following the initial denial of a permit, Maxxam Partners made commitments on specific issues intended to reassure the community.
However, the county state’s attorney’s office says six of those nine commitments would not be enforceable if the facility is given a permit. Those commitments are that the facility would not offer outpatient treatment for people receiving methadone, the facility would not accept Medicare or Medicaid patients, the property would not be sold, the firm would pursue accreditation, and the firm would pay costs and recovery fees for patients needing emergency medical services.
The enforceable commitments as deemed by the attorney's office are that Maxxam will not expand the facility, which will support up to 120 patients, according to current plans; that Maxxam will provide a detailed security plan for the facility; and that Maxxam will donate 1,000 doses of the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan to the county every year for 10 years.
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