Birch Hill challenges state’s denial of license

KENT — The state Department of Public Health has turned down Birch Hill Recovery Center’s application to open a substance abuse treatment facility in the center of Kent.

Birch Hill responded this week with a brief in opposition to the state’s decision, calling it biased and illegal. 

Birch Hill had submitted a Certificate of Need application to the state in September 2017 and had also begun the process of getting permits from the Kent Planning and Zoning Commission. 

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